Tweens and teens opening Snapchat recently found a new contact… a non-human who sounds eerily human. The “My AI” feature was originally a subscriber-only feature, but released everywhere in April, pinned to the top of everyone’s Chat feed where they normally interact with friends. It’s powered by ChatGPT and Snap announced it in a tweet: “Write a song for your bestie who loves cheese, find the best IYKYK restaurant, or Snap it a photo of your garden to find the perfect recipe. Now free for all Snapchatters.”
Some reviewers said it was a fun feature, but others found it creepy and intrusive. The AI-bot told a 15-year-old how to mask the smell of pot at a birthday party and talked about sex with a 13-year-old, and wrote an essay for school when asked, according to The Washington Post. Snap said the problem was that users tricked the chatbot into responses that did not conform to their guidelines.
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Record another student: Record a student in your school and/or community using the suggested questions as a guide. Add your own questions too, and ask good follow up questions based on the answers you hear.
Record yourself: This could be in the form of a video diary, where you record yourself talking straight to the camera using the suggested questions.
CONSIDER THIS EXAMPLE AS YOU PRODUCE YOUR MEDIA:
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Adam explains ChatGPT for Student Reporting Labs
Create a Montage: Edit together five to eight responses, post to your program’s social media accounts and tag us. This piece would be great content for your school show as well. Throw in some B-Roll if you want an extra challenge and aim to include a diverse representation of students in your school.
@studentreportinglabs — Instagram
@reportinglabs — Twitter
@reportinglabs — TikTok
FOR ON CAMERA IDENTIFICATION: For the record, please say and spell your full name (first and last) on camera. Also please describe how you want to be identified in this video. For example, “I’m an 11th grade student at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California” NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS USED BY SRL’S EDITORS TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS ON SCREEN. WE NEED IT IN ORDER TO PUBLISH YOUR VIDEO.
Rename the video file with your information: STATE_School_Name_SnapchatAI.mp4, Example: CT_BensonHigh_SallySmith_SnapchatAI.mp4
File type: .mp4, codec: h.264, resolution: 1920x1080, 30fps
Exporting .mp4 using Premiere or Final Cut Pro
Subject is looking at the camera, centered, from the chest up, normal headroom.
Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information.
Media refers to all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages.
All forms of media created with the purpose of informing the public and delivering news through specific mediums such as radio and broadcast stations, digital news organizations and others.
A subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about
A group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood). It can also be a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.
People are interested in other people. Everyone has something to celebrate and something to complain about. We like unusual stories of people who accomplish amazing feats or handle a life crisis because we can identify with them.
The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. A generally definition is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. In media-making, creators can have empathy for their subjects and the audience can empathize with the characters.
Camera or Mobile Phone