Happy to announce my picture book HOW TO DRAW
EVERYTHING BUNNIES made it onto the 2020 CANSCAIP Writing for Children contest longlist!!! Congratulations to everyone on the longlist. https://www.canscaip.org/writingforchildren
My story “Captain Hero Is A Feminist” is in this month’s Pulp Literature. Flash fiction. Two-word summary: Capes x #MeToo.
Image to the left is a thumbnail of the terrific art for this story.
Machine-learning facial recognition is biased, say researchers. OK, let’s arrest a guy based on it, say Detroit police.
Terrific collection of articles on algorithmic bias in AI on getpocket’s blog: https://blog.getpocket.com/2020/06/the-bias-embedded-in-algorithms/ – curated by Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.
I have a story out today! If demonic-glowing-eyed-bug art doesn’t make you want to read it, nothing will. Flash fiction. (Paywalled–subscription gets you 30 stories for $15, IMHO a pretty good deal.) https://decodedpride.com/june-29-see-below/
This is my second post on the emerging tech of emotion-recognition AI. In my last post, I considered some of the consequences of algorithmic blind spots on likely applications of emotion-recognition tech. In this post, I’ll get into algorithmic bias.Continue reading “Emotion-monitoring AI, part II”
Back in 2019, when in-person conventions were still a thing, I participated in a Can-Con panel about the future of emotion-monitoring technology and AI. The panel was terrific, with able moderation by Kim-Mei Kirtland and fascinating contributions from my fellow panelists. I’ve written up some of my thoughts from that panel to share here.
Because of my tech background, I always find it interesting to think about the potential effects of bugs in fictional and emerging technology.
This is is the first of a series of posts the emerging tech of emotion-recognition AI, focusing on the strange and dark places that bugs in this tech could take us.Continue reading “Emergent tech: emotion-monitoring AI”
With so many families suddenly homeschooling, I made three free astronomy mini-lessons. They’re for kids 8-12, & they explore the number of stars in the sky and the vastness of the universe. If you live in the city & your kids can barely see the Milky Way at night, these lessons are for you.
Each lesson has a short reading and a STEAM activity. Total time about 30-60 mins per lesson, depending on the kid.
Please share, remix, reuse & enjoy. (CC-BY-4.0)
This image of the Milky Way is by Bruno Gilli/ESO, http://www.eso.org/public/images/milkyway/
I’m releasing my novelette The Auditor and the Exorcist as a free ebook, CC-licensed, for the enjoyment of anyone who needs entertainment while self-isolating or social distancing… bc who doesn’t? Please enjoy, share, and leave comments.
Free ebook download: Download EPUB
Read online as HTML instead: Read
More free reads: http://nrmroshak.com/free-reads