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Custodians and midwives: the library of the future

Custodians & Midwives: The Library of the Future provides research and analysis on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies at the National Library of Australia.

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Ken Behrens: A cybernetic detective story of algorithms, accents and augury

How can cybernetics help us investigate the story behind a Canberra meme?

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Communities are systems: invited keynote for 2022

What can systems thinking teach us about building open source communities?

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We are the Ghost In the Machine – invited talk for #VALATechCamp

This invited talk for #VALATechCamp journeyed from Ghost in the Machine to how we ensure cyber-physical systems evolve safely, sustainably and responsibly.

DeepSpeech in 5 minutes

DeepSpeech in 5 minutes or less

This Lightning Talk from Canberra Python Users Group provided an overview of DeepSpeech speech recognition, which uses a seq2seq algorithm.

DeepSpeech PlayBook

I developed the DeepSpeech PlayBook to demystify the process of training speech recognition models with Mozilla's DeepSpeech engine.

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More choice less voice: The rise of voice interfaces and the decline of open source voice

Voice is becoming ubiquitous. But the way voice has scaled means that our choice in voice technologies is constrained. Let's create voice for everyone, everywhere, in every language.

Ensuring Black voices matter: Why your voice assistant is racist, and what you can do about it

Does your voice assistant support multiple languages? At PyConAU 2020, Kathy Reid explores why not - and how we can fix it.

Private By Design: Free and Private Voice Assistants

This article for Make: Magazine explored private and open source voice assistants, split by the layer of the voice stack. Recommendations were made around which tool was most useful for which type of user - ie beginner or advanced.

Professional layout design with Scribus

This tutorial, from 2020 at the Gold Coast, provides an introduction to professional layout design with Scribus, an open source desktop publishing tool.