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Media Club - A Skeptical Take on the A.I. Revolution - Part 2

Join hosts Dr. Kristina Cordero, Dr. Cristina Mota, and Kate Dalton to continue the conversation around the implications of generative AI as it relates to media literacy and education more broadly. In Part 1, we investigated the issues raised by Ezra Klein's January 6th 2023 podcast: A Skeptical Take on the A.I. Revolution. In Part 2, we’ll move from sharing our AI hopes and fears to outlining pedagogical strategies and civic actions, with breakout groups organized around some of the most thought-provoking issues that emerged in Part 1: What does generative AI mean for creativity and writing instruction? Which kinds of regulation would best support our goals as media literacy educators and librarians? What steps need to be taken to combat potential misinformation from generative AI? How does generative AI intersect with issues relating to language and power? Which computer science concepts does the everyday citizen need to know in order to become an empowered user of generative AI?


DATE: Monday, May 1st, 2023


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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.



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