Anthony Francis

By day, Anthony Francis creates intelligent machines and emotional robots; by night, he writes science fiction and draws comic books. Anthony wrote the award-winning urban fantasy FROST MOON and its sequels BLOOD ROCK and LIQUID FIRE, all starring magical tattoo artist Dakota Frost. His steampunk includes JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE and stories in TWELVE HOURS LATER, THIRTY DAYS LATER, SOME TIME LATER and NEXT STOP ON THE #13. Anthony lives in South Carolina with his wife and cat but his heart belongs in Atlanta. Follow Dakota Frost at, Jeremiah Willstone at, and Anthony at

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June 8, 2024 10:30 am to 11:30 am

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While the services called “AI” are touted as independent, many (maybe even most) rely on human engagement to produce a product. Small changes in the prompts to an AI can dramatically change its output, the output can be incorrect or inappropriate in ways only humans can detect, and armies of low-paid humans help to train each generative AI by generating and labeling data — or data comes from human work never intended for this purpose. Our panelists will draw back the curtain on the essential role humans still play in the workings of generative AI.
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