Past to the Future: The Intersections of Digitization, AI and the Digital Humanities

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Event Type
Continuing Education - Webinar
Event Category

Online via Zoom

Free of Charge

Past to the Future

Artificial Intelligence would not exist without digitization. Machine Learning requires massive amounts of training documents with more data creating higher intelligence. The Digital Humanities has reenergized historical research. Decades long digitization programs continues to build a forever growing vast digital corpus. 

Bryan Benilous, Chief Consultant, Paperboy Digital Consulting will discuss how digitization programs feed AI; and, how AI is being used to improve digitization. He will explore challenges with the existing ecosystem (silos, paywalls, biases, copyright, etc…). He will dig deeper into how Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is utilized and how it is being improved by AI. Various Digital Humanities resources both Open Access and commercial will be highlighted. Attendees will be inspired to explore how their content might contribute to the broader digital corpus in support of the Digital Humanities.

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This event is made available to LibraryLinkNJ member library staff via the Professional Development Alliance of Library Consortia (PDA).

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