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EdLeed - Volcanos
EdLeed, 2022/11/03


Just launched; I found it on ProductHunt. It's a service that allows you to search through a collection of free and non-free online learning resources. It's not quite working yet (the links don't actually take you to, say, the EdX site but simply circle back to EdLeed). The search produced eight results, the first three about volcanoes, the next about planetary geology, and four more on completely unrelated subjects. So there's still a long way to go. Why mention this thing here? Because eventually AI will do the searching and linking, so we'll get proper results. Then, later, AI will write the resource, so they can be produced on demand as you search for something. And these will be available integrated into whatever thing we're doing, whether it's writing a research report on volcanoes or looking for a picture of one.

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How do you talk to students about their networks? - Christensen Institute : Christensen Institute
Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute, 2022/11/03


Interesting article with an unsettling truth: "'Ultimately your goal is not to code switch but to know your desired industry's norms and then decide how and whether to engage with those professionalism norms,' said Hanson. To that end, OppNet's coaches work with high school and college students from low-income households to reflect on the ways in which professionalism norms 'are determined by those with historical and structural power,' said Hanson. 'Those norms are unspoken but nonetheless rewarded and your reward depends on your personal proximity to historical and structural power.'" This is why connections are so important, and also (to my mind) why it's so important to diffuse these sources of power.

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Now anyone can build apps that use DALL-E 2 to generate images
Kyle Wiggers, TechCrunch, 2022/11/03


I had thought about using AI to auto-generate images for OLDaily, based on the text of the post. Now I know what it would cost: "Pricing for the DALL-E 2 API varies by resolution. For 1024x1024 images, the cost is $0.02 per image; 512x512 images are $0.018 per image; and 256x256 images are $0.016 per image." I'm not alone in thinking along these lines. "Even before the API was officially available, developers were publishing workarounds to integrate DALL-E 2 into apps, services, websites and even video games."

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