GenAI 2023: Year in Review

by | Wednesday, December 20, 2023

A week or so ago I was joined by friends Sean Leahy, Rachna Mathur and Kellie Kreiser on the Learning Futures Podcast. The topic: looking back on a crazy, dynamic, transformative year of generative AI.

As is to be expected, we covered a lot of ground in the conversation, from the the significant strides made in AI this year, envisaging its future trajectory; and pondering the implications of all of this on education, and life. A lot to cover, and we could definitely have gone on for longer, since I am sure we barely scratched the surface of these topics. But all in all it was a great conversation to be part of.

Interestingly, in this conversation, I played more fatalistic version of me… which was fun (kinda).

The episode is embedded below or you can listen to it on your favorite podcast app: Apple | Spotify | Simplecast. Do subscribe if you like what you hear. There is a lot of awesome content in previous episodes and lots more coming in the new year!

A few randomly selected blog posts…

A NEW definition of creativity: Next article in series

The latest in our series Rethinking Technology and Creativity in the 21st Century is now available. The article was co-authored with Danah Henriksen (and the Deep-Play Research Group) and it titled: A NEW approach to defining and measuring creativity. In this article...

The role of Vitamin D in beta-cell function

Who says scientists can't have fun. I just discovered a series of videos on (where else) YouTube about scientists expressing their doctoral research through dance!!! What can be cooler than that? Check out one of the winners: The role of Vitamin D in beta-cell...

Cost of living

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On designing the body

Corpus 2.0 by Marcia Nolte is a set of seven portraits illustrating how the human body could adjust itself to the design of products, including a hole in the lips for smokers and an extended shoulder for holding a phone. Very strange and very interesting, check it out

Sketching MSUrbanSTEM

Sketching MSUrbanSTEM

I have been playing with my iPad a bit, experimenting with sketching and drawing apps for a few months now. I have realized that it is important to give yourself a task, a clear end-goal to work towards if I had to get anywhere. So with that in mind, I decided to...

Creative teachers study cited by neaToday

Danah Henriksen and I recently published a paper in TCRecord titled:We teach who we are: Creativity in the lives and practices of accomplished teachers. More details of the paper and link to download it can be found on this page: Creativity & Teaching, new article...

Infinite Regress: New ambigram / visual pun

Infinite Regress: New ambigram / visual pun

You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity... The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened — Jorge Luis Borges Borges’ quote of reality being a...

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