In 2022, podcaster Tom Fox interviewed Loren C. Steffy about the issues and themes in his debut novel, The Big Empty. As Fox saw it, the book may have been set in 1999, but many of the issues at the heart of the story are even more relevant today than they were then. The result was a five-part podcast series, The Big Empty and Economic Issues Facing 21st Century Texas. The series examined key issues that the book examines: Water, power, land investment, housing, and of course, the clash of cultures. It won Communicators Awards for Excellence in a Limited Series and Distinction in Business. Now, the series is available as an ebook.
In the era of digital transformation, educational practices are undergoing significant changes because of tools like ChatGPT. This artificial intelligence, or AI, model has the potential to revolutionize research and training, making business processes more efficient and engaging. For AI enthusiasts and developers, grasping the practical application of ChatGPT in education provides a fresh perspective on AI integration, fostering growth in their personal and professional endeavors. In this book, we explain how harnessing the power of ChatGPT will reshape the future of education and business training. We also review the ethical issues around ChatGPT, how it will change education and compliance training, the intersection of ChatGPT and the creative process, and where ChatGPT and generative AI is headed.