German publisher Alex Springer — which owns Politico, among other media properties — has inked a deal with OpenAI, which means ChatGPT will be able to include news in its responses to prompts. Debate over the pros and cons is robust, and there are implications for organizations trying to get their news into the mix. In the December long-form episode, Neville and Shel explore the ramifications and possible next steps. Also in the show:
- Starbucks has suffered vandalism and other blowback based on disinformation shared online. Is the iconic coffee company handling it well?
- The presidents of three top-tier universities gave cringeworthy testimony before a Congressional committee. Who counseled them before their appearances?
- Researchers worked with generative AI tools to develop a strategic plan for introducing a new service to a metropolitan community. How did it go?
- There will be a lot of elections across many countries in 2024. How will AI affect the outcomes?
- People want media organizations to disclose when they use AI in the preparation of reports. How much does that affect their trust of the content?
- In his tech report, Dan York dives deep into movements in the fediverse.
The next monthly, long-form episode of FIR will drop on Monday, January 29.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
You can find the stories from which Shel’s FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog. Shel has started a metaverse-focused Flipboard magazine. You can catch up with both co-hosts on Neville’s blog and Shel’s blog. Neville’s Asides blog is also available.
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Links from Dan York’s Report