The OpenAI Data Disaster and Screens in Schools

The OpenAI Data Disaster and Screens in Schools

The OpenAI Data Disaster and Screens in Schools

OpenAI has just over a week to comply with European data protection laws following a temporary ban in Italy and a slew of investigations in other EU countries. If he fails, he could face heavy fines, be forced to delete data or even be banned.

But experts told the MIT Technology Review that it will be nearly impossible for OpenAI to comply with the rules. It’s because of the way the data used to train its AI models was collected: by sucking content from the internet. Read the full story.

—Melissa Heikkila

How to Teach Kids to Go from Book to Screen

Since the pandemic closed schools in 2020, nearly all students have learned on school-provided laptops or tablets. But many experts suspect that technology may change the way they read, because reading on a screen is fundamentally different from reading on the page.

Researchers who study the brains and behaviors of young readers are eager to understand exactly where technology serves children’s reading progress and where it can get in the way. The questions are still so new that the answers are often unclear.

Educators who rely more than ever on digital technology to facilitate learning often have little or no guidance on how to balance screens and paper books. In many ways, every teacher drives it. Read the full story.


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