Socially responsible representation of accents in voice data: Considerations for practitioners and policymakers

Covers how accents are represented in voice data, such as BCP-47 and ISO-639 standards, and what challenges this presents for machine learning.

Data, decisions and dynamics

Data, decisions and dynamics was an invited keynote for VALA22 - Bring IT on!, in which Kathy Reid covered machine learning in libraries.

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Communities are systems: invited keynote for linux.conf.au 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.

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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.

Professional layout design with Scribus

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

Good, better, breast: building a sensing mastectomy prosthetic with open hardware – presentation at linux.conf.au 2020, Gold Coast

This talk, from linux.conf.au 2020 at the Gold Coast, documents the development of SenseBreast - an open source sensing mastectomy prosthetic.

Beach Wreck Ignition: Challenges in open source voice – presentation at linux.conf.au 2019, Christchurch

This talk, accepted into the main track of linux.conf.au 2019 Christchurch, covers challenges at all levels of the open source voice stack.

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IoT and Big Data MasterClass at Technology Geelong Digital Lean-In

Invited by Technology Geelong for their inaugural 'Lean In' event, this presentation provided a jargon-free introduction to the concepts behind both the Internet of Things and Big Data.