The new A.I. chatbot ChatGPT has taken the technophile world by storm. However, this new technology poses a great threat of deception to both students and institutions. ChatGPT was launched to the public by the artificial intelligence company OpenAI this past November. Since then, we’ve seen how far we’ve come in terms of technological advances. We have also seen how quickly students have used these programs to enable laziness instead of as an educational tool. Users can give the bot all kinds of prompts, even …
Disney’s latest scam: Robots taking over jobs
Disney is a company that was built on imagination, and that dreams really can come true. One of their latest dreams is to designing a robot that can perform acrobatic stunts. The robot introduced by Disney researchers back in October 2018 is known as Stuntronics.
Apple’s new iPhones: Not worth it
We saw the launch of 3 new iPhones on September 12 at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino: the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. Most people weren’t really surprised with the launch of these phones seeing as they have been leaked for weeks, but for most people it was still exciting. Seeing new tech from Apple is often quite the event for fans. Apple’s keynote had over half a million views on YouTube as of Wednesday night. So the question on many …
New tech breaks barriers for disabled students
Hosted by Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) and the Veterans Resource Center, students gathered within the D-building in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) last Thursday morning to spread awareness of helpful digital accommodations for disabled students. Students who were a part of DSP&S, including some members of Students Unlimited, a club that specializes in giving support to those with disabilities, gathered to learn through presentations about the many technologies that exist to aid them throughout their time at PCC. The focus of …
A satellite will alleviate PCC’s main campus
The PCC main campus, especially in the early weeks of the semester, is flooded with people. And as the school has seen, that makes parking a nightmare. Classes are also limited because there are only so many available classes. For some people, the drive to PCC is a bit of a distance. A new satellite campus opening up at the John Muir High School for both high school and college students hopes to solve those problems, but will it? I argue that yes, it will.
Award winning ESL professor teaches through tech
As a college professor and a mother of a 10 year old daughter, Catherine Datko understands how important technology is. From having to use a typewriter to write her papers in college, to now having a cellular device where papers can be written from one’s fingertips, Datko has witnessed the constant improvements technology has had within the past decade. She has always been passionate in helping people which is why she became an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and through her testimonies and …
Elon Musk isn’t crazy, he’s crazy genius
We all have dreams. Whether it’s sending a car into space or attempting to save the future of the human race, SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes that nothing is impossible if you shoot for the stars, or in this case, Mars.
Students are about to get ‘Starfished’
PCC is about to launch Starfish, a software platform that sends early-alerts to students based on their class performance and faculty concerns, then puts them in contact in real time with the resources designed to help them such as counseling.
STEM program will allow students to grow
PCC, in conjunction with California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), has been awarded more than $450,000 over three years for its work to provide at-risk students with specialized programs to help them succeed in STEM fields.
Girls geek out about technology
Southern California Public Radio hosted Girl Geek Dinners last Thursday to help professional women and female students come together for an evening discussion of how big data is used in politics and government.