AI Research Guide, New Emoji, Google Tasks, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, February 19, 2023


Thanks to the Distant Librarian for pointing me toward this new-to-me research guide on artificial intelligence. From the front page: “This guide has been created for students and instructors to explore how to responsibly and ethically use AI in their work. There is information about how to critically engage with AI tools, examples and further reading on how students and instructors can use AI tools in their work, and information about current AI news, such as Chat GPT.”


Emojipedia: First Look: New Emojis in iOS 16.4. “New emoji designs have arrived on iOS as part of the first iOS 16.4 beta, including the shaking face, two pushing hands, and the much-requested plain pink heart emoji.”

The Verge: Google’s long-awaited Tasks and Reminders consolidation starts in March. “Google will automatically migrate reminders created in the Google Assistant and Calendar apps to Google Tasks in May, though users can voluntarily do so starting in March.”


WIRED: The WIRED Guide to Data Breaches . “Everything you need to know about the past, present, and future of data security—from Equifax to Yahoo—and the problem with Social Security numbers.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Simple Video Editors Easy Enough for Anyone to Use. “If you watch a lot of videos, you might feel inspired to start producing your own content. However, some video editing software—such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro—can be difficult for beginners to navigate. The good news is that you’ll find plenty of simple video editing tools, many of which are free. If you’re looking for a simple video editor, you’re in the right place.”


Rochester First: Longest running Black newspaper ‘The Frederick Douglass Voice’ archived in Rochester. “An archive project is being put together for what is considered the longest-running Black newspaper in New York known as The Frederick Douglass Voice. Civil rights champion Howard Coles began publishing the newspaper in 1933.”

Minneapolis StarTribune: This young St. Paul archivist safeguards the stories of historic Rondo. “The person in charge of preserving memories from St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood is a 27-year-old Black woman who handles decades-old photos with white cotton gloves. In a room organized with shelves of black archival storage boxes, Kayla Jackson can be overheard talking to a sepia-toned heirloom, calling the relic in her hands ‘my friend.'”


TechCrunch: YouTuber Gets Copyright Strikes For Posting Publicly Streamed Parole Hearings. ” Interestingly, parole hearings are all publicly streamed in a live format, but the [Louisiana] Parole Board does not make those videos available for viewing outside of the live stream. But one YouTuber, going by the name of Mandoo, records those streams and then adds commentary to them, with the stated purpose of making the system transparent and commenting on the way the justice system works. Mandoo was also handed 52 takedowns of videos on his channel after a local news organization used them in some of its own reporting on a specific parole hearing.”

KERA: Getting public records is getting harder in Texas. Collin County is no exception. “After reports that Collin County Constable Joe Wright’s name had appeared on a membership list for an antigovernment extremist group, KERA government accountability reporter Caroline Love wanted to find out more about him. She obtained records from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office — where Wright had once worked — only after a lengthy open records battle. We asked her to find out if her experiences are symptomatic of a bigger problem.”


Vietnam+: France helps Vietnam preserve Complex of Hue Monuments. “The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and the French School of Asian Studies (EFEO) on February 16 signed a framework agreement on scientific research cooperation in preservation of cultural heritage. Accordingly, the two sides will cooperate in several fields including research on cultural heritage conservation, organizing exhibitions, and exchanging documents and data on Vietnamese history and culture.” Good morning, Internet…

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