We are thrilled to welcome Toni Ressaire, a technical communicator, trainer and consultant, to join the #InVinoFab podcast for episode no. 6. Besides working with companies in the software development industry on five continents (we secretly think she’s Carmen Sandiego), Toni shares with us her rather non-traditional uses for traditional technology communication (tech comm) tools. She’s currently working with a team developing innovative tools and methodologies to answer the need for information applied to existing and new technologies, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and chatbots.
- Vigneron = Winemaker; What’s a Vigneron?
- Aperitif = a light drink to have before dinner; something refreshing to enjoy prior to the meal
- No such thing as a “wino” ... but maybe this wino term needs to be redefined.
- Meals in Italy are lengthy -- so sit back, sip and enjoy the company & many courses!
- Why it failed early, based on logic and newer is based on intuition, alpha zero, gamebot, able to beat logic as it is built on logic
- Our thinking is based on intuition
- Logic is the layer on top of intuition. Intuition has traditionally been frowned upon. This is interesting as the tendency is to say we make decisions based upon intuition and that this is not as good as logic.
- We make decision on patterns based upon patterns
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. — Albert Einstein
- Twinery http://twinery.org/
- Small pieces of information, molecular, machine reads and puts together depending on the path you choose
- Molecular content that can be read by machines
“What I'm afraid of, there's a huge need for engineers and knowledge of natural language processing language.” ~ Toni Ressaire
- Traditional basic knowledge
- Technical and scientific communication
- A taste of certain things-look at curriculum, 10 years behind, need basic, but the approach used, give reading materials easily learned by reading and class time for doing and talking about things like new technologies and how we could use them. Need to allow time for play, exploration and asking questions
- Computational linguistics-links to programs https://thebestschools.org/rankings/best-computational-linguistics-graduate-programs/
- Information specialists can no longer deal with only words, must also deal with technology. Must also understand tech so we can understand how to write
- Chatbot example of how we will need to change our thinking about writing
- Understand we can’t think in a linear fashion or write, need to be multidimensional like a chatbot
- Fun Fact: UNT has a Computational Linguistics, MS degree: https://interdisciplinarystudies.unt.edu/concentrations/computational-linguistics-ms
- The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/the-more-gender-equality-the-fewer-women-in-stem/553592/
- Mind the Gap EU Project http://mindthegapproject.eu/
- How gender equality in STEM education leads to economic growth http://eige.europa.eu/gender-mainstreaming/policy-areas/economic-and-financial-affairs/economic-benefits-gender-equality/ste
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