Episode 109

Challenging ChatGPT, Polyamory, MS Teacher Shortage

Ravi and Rikki start by revisiting ChatGPT, the OpenAI platform with the potential to dramatically reshape society at every level. Then, the hosts bring in our graphic designer, Aidan, to guide them through another growing trend in America: non-monogamous relationships. Finally, Ravi and Rikki touch on the sobering teacher shortage in Mississippi and how it’s affecting students.


GPTZero [2:54]

This 22-year-old is trying to save us from ChatGPT before it changes writing forever (NPR, 1/17/23)
GPTZero App (GPTZero)
A news site used AI to write articles. It was a journalistic disaster. (Washington Post, 1/17/23)
CNET’s Article-Writing AI Is Already Publishing Very Dumb Errors (Futurism, 1/17/23)
How ChatGPT Hijacks Democracy (The New York Times, 1/15/23)
Generative Art Is Stupid (The Atlantic, 1/13/23)
Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach (The New York Times, 1/16/23)
ChatGPT passes Wharton Business School test: research paper (The Hill, 1/22/23)
Interview: Talking Truth and Fiction With ChatGPT (Undark, 1/7/23)
What Happens When AI Has Read Everything? (The Atlantic, 1/18/23)
How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work (The Atlantic, 1/20/23)
How generative AI will supercharge productivity (Fast Company, 1/20/23)
Secretary jobs in the age of AI (Noahpinion 1/17/23)
The End of High-School English (The Atlantic, 12/9/22)
AI is finally good at stuff, and that’s a problem (Recode, 12/7/22)

Polyamorous Relationships [21:34]

Polyamory is getting slivers of legal recognition in America (The Economist, 1/12/23)
Polyamory and the law (Harvard Law Today, 8/3/21)
‘I’m Polyamorous, There’s a Painful Side People Don’t See’, (Newsweek, 1/5/23)
Why Many Young People May See Polyamory as a Reasonable Relationship Strategy (Psychology Today, 12/28/22)
What Is Ethical Non-Monogamy? Intro to ENM Relationships (The Attachment Project)
What Is the Difference Between Polyamory and Polygamy? (Psychology Today, 7/26/18)
What’s the Difference Between Polyamory, Polygamy, and Ethical Non-Monogamy? (Poly Philia, 12/24/22)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition)
Throuple, Quad, and Vee: All About Polyamorous Relationships (Psych Central)
7 Polyamorous Relationship Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing (Glamour, 9/15/20)
Debunked: 10 Common Myths About Polyamory (Slice, 1/27/22)
The next normal: States will recognize multiparent families (Washington Post, 1/28/22)
Polygamists still go to jail in Utah. A new state law may end that. (USA Today, 2/11/20)
Prevalence of Experiences With Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships: Findings From Two National Samples of Single Americans (Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 4/20/16)
Untangling Americans’ Complex Views of Morality (Gallup, 6/17/20)
Polygamy is rare around the world and mostly confined to a few regions (Pew Research Center, 12/7/20)
How polyamorous people are marking commitment to multiple partners (The Washington Post, 4/16/22)

Mississippi Teacher Shortage [40:44]

A teacher shortage so acute that students are expected to learn without one (Washington Post, 1/19/23)
Voices of the shortage: 2022 Mississippi Teacher Shortage (Mississippi First, 1/25/22) 
Mississippi Teachers Are Eyeing the Exit (Mississippi First, 1/11/23)
‘When districts can’t find teachers, students suffer.’ Here’s why teacher shortages are disproportionately hurting low-income schools (PBS NewsHour, 11/21/22)
Dept. of Ed reports nearly 2,600 teacher vacancies, a slight decrease from last year (Mississippi Today, 1/19/23)
Lawmakers pass largest teacher pay raise in Mississippi history (Mississippi Today, 3/22/22)
Area lawmaker wants to allow retired teachers to re-enter classrooms (Daily Journal, 12/28/22)
A look at where state’s record surplus originated and how it can be spent (Mississippi Today, 12/29/22)
In Mississippi, a Broad Effort to Improve Literacy Is Yielding Results (The New York Times, 10/6/22)
Under Siege: The Outlook of AFT Members (Hart Research Associates, 6/22)