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Start: October 6, 2021 - 6:30 pm
To: 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
Registration Deadline
October 6, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Limited to 16 participants * 15 Registrants
Free for members
$25.00 for non-members
Start: October 6, 2021 - 6:30 pm
To: 8:30 pm

Technology for Writers with Briana Brownell

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Technology for Writers


Technology can significantly help writers in their creative process to capture their ideas quickly, improve their writing voice, and generate new ideas.

Part 1: Digitization

In the first section, we explore methods to digitize your writing including dictation, transcription, and optical character recognition, as well as how to store, search and archive references, interviews and ideas.

Part 2: Writing Analysis

Several useful automated analysis technologies can be used to assess your writing, including estimating the reading level, and checking for style and tone issues. We work through the various options and participants will have a chance to analyze their writing.

Part 3: AI text generation
The power of using AI text generation in your writing can save you a significant amount of time and make you more creative. We will get hands-on with GPT-Neo, an open-source language model that you can use for idea generation, summarization, and fast writing. Participants will come away with practical tips on how to effectively use the prompting system to generate the desired outputs.



Briana Brownell is a data scientist and AI expert who has led workshops and educational sessions on AI and technology for corporations, non-profits, and universities.
She is an established writer and has written reports, articles, and scripts for diverse audiences on many different topics, including the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Quirk’s Magazine, Discovery’s Curiosity Daily and the TED organization.
Her technology-enhanced creative projects span multiple areas. She has used AI to write a sonnet in the style of Shakespeare, generate music in the style of Bach, and generate a number of digital art pieces.
She is a Saskatchewan native and holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.A. in Economics from Carleton University.



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