These are two “open” machine learning projects (kinda), which I think is an increasingly important topic. I hope these will help individuals and open communities use machine learning around things like voice recognition and speech synthesis, as opposed to only being able to use these by ceding control to big software companies.
This piece is not really only about the issue discussed, but more broadly about how to respond and react to criticism from less privileged communities, and how to factor in your own privilege in that response.
If you live in a place where you are guaranteed free speech, calls for space and respect like this aren’t censorship—they’re calls for consideration. You still have the power and right to make whatever decision feels best for you, but my hope is that you will prioritize the expansion of kindness and reduction of harm in the process.
And a personal note: I didn’t nod along with this article at first, but at the very least I really agree with the consideration towards criticismm, and the way it has been handled.
Bringing the web up to speed with WebAssembly surprised me by showing that WebAssembly is academically interesting (as well), and has a couple of neat properties, like a memory model that is designed for security.
Yachae Kalguksu (Korean Knife Noodles with Vegetables), which were delicious.
I needed a lot more flour than I thought I would (while folding) so that the folded noodles don’t stick together. I really liked this, and will cook something involving these noodles again soon.