The year 2016 gave us our first feature film written by Artificial Intelligence, and it was...ridiculous. While AI clearly isn't ready to join writers behind the big screen or on the library shelf, the bots are capable of extracting insight from pre-written content. In fact, you can learn a lot about your writing by subjecting it to computer analysis. … Continue reading What will these 6 robots say about your writing?
Before I moved to Brazil, I taught ESL to a group of refugee students from all over the world. I taught at an intermediate level, and I remember being surprised by my students' insistence that they didn't feel fluent, that their English was inadequate. Of course, I recognized that they had a lot to learn, but … Continue reading 5 weird things that change when you learn a new language
In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to shout out the people who have done more than anyone else to nurture my interest in reading and build up my confidence as a writer.... So, thank you teachers. Thank you for squatting beside the classroom bookshelf and helping me choose the next book I was going to devour. I … Continue reading Thank you teachers!