The rapid evolution of AI technologies presents both opportunities and challenges for NSLA libraries. While the integration of AI technologies such as ChatGPT into library services raises more questions than answers, older AI technologies, such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR), have been successfully integrated within the systems and services of NSLA member libraries (the national, state and territory libraries of Australia and New Zealand) for years.
This AI Essentials for NSLA Libraries webinar is designed for those seeking a fundamental understanding of the current scope of AI technologies being used in NSLA libraries, and of next-generation AI technologies that need to be considered to support future library work.
Joining us as a speaker and panel member is Professor Alex Zafiroglu, lead author of the ‘Custodians and Midwives’ report recently produced by ANU's School of Cybernetics in collaboration with the National Library of Australia. Also joining us as a speaker and panelist is Professor Katherine Bode, who will share her work on AI-supported computational analysis of large library collections, and discuss what intelligence infrastructures like libraries can teach AI systems. This webinar is being held as part of an ALIA-hosted series of webinars on AI in libraries. To access the report titled Custodians and Midwives: the Library of the Future, please visit: https://cybernetics.anu.edu.au/projects/custodians-and-midwives/
Wednesday 27 September 2023 11:30 am AEST
This is a FREE event.