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Learn About AI, Technology, Digital Safety & More!

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Curious about A.I.? Concerned about digital privacy? Or just need an overview on developing technologies?

Connect with AARP New York, in collaboration with Older Adults Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), for a 6-part series of technology workshops called Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays. These lectures will cover a variety of topics such as tips for staying safe in cyberspace, additional ways to use your phone’s camera, how to prevent viruses, and more.

Register for informational workshops that could reinforce your digital safety and technology knowledge!

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*All virtual events are from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In this workshop, we’ll talk about how A.I. and Chat GPT is being used today, what their current limitations are, and how they will shape the future.


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In our second workshop, we will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We'll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like safe browsing, how to recognize online scams, and when it's OK - or not - to share your personal information online.

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In our third lecture, we'll share some essential privacy tips, review how ads target us online, how to limit tracking, where to find browser settings and extensions, to better control how our information is shared. We'll also discuss some of the key features of password managers and why they're a safe and secure option.


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In this fourth workshop, join us to learn about additional ways you can use your smartphone's camera beyond photography! We'll explore a variety of fun and useful features made possible by apps, such as scanning QR codes, translating text, measuring objects, and even using augmented reality. We'll also cover consideration for choosing apps and reviewing their privacy and data practices.

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Did you know that viruses are only one type of malware that can harm your computer? In our fifth lecture, we'll go over different types of malware and how they work. We'll also introduce some anti-virus programs and malware remover software and go over how these tools can be used to prevent and get rid of malware infections. Attend this lecture to learn how to keep your device safe!


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In our last workshop, we will offer an overview of useful online drug resources. You'll learn about MedlinePlus, a reputable website that provides information about the uses and side effects of prescription medications, as well as other health topics. You'll also learn about GoodRX, FamilyWize, and SingleCare, helpful tools for understanding drug costs, comparing pharmacy prices, and finding discounts and coupons.


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