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Easily Accessible Dictation Software

Hugh Macdonald I’ve never really given much consideration to dictation software before. I’m the kind of person who likes to think as I type and I feel like if I’m dictating something then I’m breaking the concentration I like to… Continue Reading…

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Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello While going through more than 300 RSS feeds, I often encounter things I think might interest other user group members. The following are some items I found interesting.   What To Do If You Forget Your Android Phone’s… Continue Reading…

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Not everything we call AI is actually ‘artificial intelligence’. Here’s what you need to know

George Siemens, University of South Australia In August 1955, a group of scientists made a funding request for US$13,500 to host a summer workshop at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. The field they proposed to explore was artificial intelligence (AI). While… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report October 2022

Neil Muller After welcoming members to the October meeting of the East SIG, host Frank Maher then outlined the nights agenda below:  Presentation 1: Q&A with Georg Skarbek Presentation 2: Current Scams and Preventions by Dave Botherway Main presentation: Multimedia home… Continue Reading…

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From The President November/December 2022

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to my very first president’s report in PC Update.   To recap I became president at the November Annual General Meeting and I said I would focus on a number of things for the coming year; to… Continue Reading…

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The dawn of AI has come, and its implications for education couldn’t be more significant

Vitomir Kovanovic, University of South Australia The release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot has given us a glimpse into the future of teaching and learning alongside artificial intelligence. Educators immediately pointed out the chatbot’s ability to generate meaningful responses to questions… Continue Reading…

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From The Editor November/December 2022

Hugh Macdonald So like they say all good things must come to an end, and with my recent decision to become President of Melbourne PC User Group, I no longer feel that I can give PC Update the attention that… Continue Reading…

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Revisiting Chromebook

Hugh Macdonald I’ve used a Chromebook in the past and the premise of its operating system, Chrome OS is a great one. It’s a very lightweight operating system that doesn’t require premium CPUs, extensive amounts of memory, or large amounts… Continue Reading…

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