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May 22, 2023

This episode is part 2 of a podcast swap with the Video Learning Lab podcast run by Kevin Alster. Kevin is a Learning Strategist at Synthesia, the Denmark-based video learning company, and was previously employed as a designer of learning experiences at The New York Times and Sotheby’s. John talks to him about Synthesia's AI-generated avatars, which are rapidly gaining use in learning programmes. This wide-ranging discussion covers many of the most topical questions about use of AI in learning. And in a first for the Learning Hack podcast, the episode is introduced by AI generated avatars, replacing the usual cast of human presenters.
  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 3:08 - Technology behind Synthesia's AI
  • 11:15 - Ensuring inclusive avatar representation
  • 20:53 - The impact on elearning
  • 27:54 - Success stories in AI-assisted learning
  • 35:47 - How L&D people will evolve with AI-generated Avatars 
  • 52:14 - Addressing risks of AI Avatars
  • 55:11 - What challenges are there?
  • 1:05:05 - Where to follow Kevin?
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