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Core Webinar - Past to the Future: Intersections of Digitization, AI, and the Digital Humanities

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Past to the Future: Intersections of Digitization, AI, and the Digital Humanities" on July 23, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Artificial Intelligence (AI) would not exist without digitization. Machine Learning requires massive amounts of training material with more data creating higher intelligence. Digital Humanities has reenergized historical research. Decades-long digitization programs continue to build a vast and forever growing digital corpus. Materials collected and digitized by libraries are the core of these new technologies and disciplines. Bryan Benilous will discuss how digitization of material collected by libraries feed AI and how AI is being used to improve digitization. He will explore challenges with the existing ecosystem (silos, paywalls, biases, copyright, etc.) and 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 better understand their role in the Digital Humanities and learn about resources to participate. They will be inspired to consider how their content might contribute to the broader digital corpus in support of the Digital Humanities.

Past to the Future: Intersections of Digitization, AI, and the Digital Humanities
Live Webinar: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Bryan Benilous, Chief Consultant, Paperboy Digital Consulting, Boynton Beach, FL

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

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