I started working on an AI music project a few weeks ago, and I have been building a tech stack and workflow to take published songs and super-automate the process of arranging and producing them in well-known genres. It seems like I've started this project at the right time because every morning I wake up to some new and awesome app that will help me get this done in new and awesome ways. Continue Reading →
A recent Gallup survey revealed significant insights into U.S. teenagers' social media habits. More than 51% of teens spend an average of 4.8 hours daily on social platforms. Age and gender differences are evident: 13-year-olds average 4.1 hours, 17-year-olds reach 5.8 hours, and girls spend nearly an hour more than boys. Continue Reading →
YouTube has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and Crash Course to create Study Hall, an affordable onramp to earning college credit. Starting today, students can sign up for four “College Foundations” courses that start on March 7, 2023, and offer eligibility for transfer credit. Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Debate Friday

Here's something to ponder and discuss. There's a case before the Supreme Court brought by the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed in the 2015 Islamic State terrorist attack in Paris. The plaintiffs claim that YouTube, a unit of Google, aided ISIS by recommending the terrorist group’s videos to users, and that because the videos recommended harmful content, the platform should not be protected. Continue Reading →

Texas v. The Internet

HB 20, a new Texas law, prohibits social media platforms with more than 50 million users in the U.S. from moderating content on the basis of “viewpoint.” It creates a catastrophic new liability for tech platforms serving Texas, which the law says cannot be excluded from service. This is headed for SCOTUS. Continue Reading →