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Media Club - A Skeptical Take on the A.I. Revolution - Part 1

Join hosts Dr. Kristina Cordero, Dr. Cristina Mota, and Kate Dalton to discuss the implications of ChatGPT as it relates to media literacy and educational practice more broadly. This will be a collaborative session, grounded in Ezra Klein's January 6th 2023 podcast: A Skeptical Take on the A.I. Revolution. From the episode‚Äôs description: "What is ChatGPT actually doing? Is this system really as ‚Äúintelligent‚ÄĚ as it can sometimes appear? And what are the implications of unleashing this kind of technology at scale?" Klein interviewed Gary Marcus, emeritus professor of psychology and neural science at N.Y.U. "In the 2019 book ‚ÄúRebooting A.I.: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust‚ÄĚ Marcus and his co-author Ernest Davis outline a path to A.I. development built on a very different understanding of what intelligence is and the kinds of systems required to develop that intelligence. And so I asked Marcus on the show to unpack his critique of current A.I. systems and what it would look like to develop better ones."

Date: Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Time: 12PM EST/ 6PM CET/ 9:30PM IST

Location: Register for the Zoom meeting here.


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Kristina Cordero

Kristina Cordero, PhD, is a researcher and product developer in the edtech space who started out with a BA in Literature and ended up with a PhD in Computer Science. In 2013, she wrote and published a bilingual children’s book, and used the text and pictures to create the reading-and-writing apps that formed the basis of her PhD project. She currently teaches in the Modern Languages Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY, conducts research on reading, writing, libraries and technology, and works as a consultant on editorial and technology projects.



Cristina Mota 

Cristina Mota, PhD,  has a background in Artificial Intelligence and her research focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP) over 25 years. She has been an early childhood robotics educator for 7 years. She is currently a research associate at INESC-ID working on paraphrasing systems and also the founder and CEO of, a non-profit focused on teaching children computer science and robotics.



Kate Dalton

Kate Dalton is the co-founder and CEO of Mucktracker, where she creates tech tools and curriculum to support critical media literacy instruction and authentic assessment. She earned her Master’s degree in Secondary English Education and taught high school English for seven years in Washington, D.C. and New York. She currently serves as a writing assessment consultant within the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Teaching and Learning.



About the Podcast: Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act? Has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our lives? What is the future of the Republican Party? What do psychedelics teach us about consciousness? What does sci-fi understand about our present that we miss? Can our food system be just to humans and animals alike?


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