BL Labs Symposium 30 March 2023: AI and GLAM knowledge


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Following the most recent developments in AI is sort of a job in itself. The fixed pleasure generally feels virtually bewildering, and it leaves us a bit of room to essentially get caught into peculiarities and joys of knowledge and AI strategies and instruments rising in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM). For the second a part of the BL Labs Symposium this 12 months, we can be seeking to spend a while with the examples of actual knowledge, instruments and strategies rising within the GLAM AI world.

We are going to begin our Information and AI session with an thrilling presentation by Yannis Assael from Deep Thoughts. Yannis will present us Ithaca, the primary Deep Neural Community interactive interface constructed to revive and attribute historical Greek inscriptions. We anticipate this to be an actual sport changer for using AI for the collections that embrace complicated and incomplete fragments of textual content.

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We can even discover some British Library examples of AI and machine studying, primarily utilizing the examples of knowledge derived from our newspaper and map collections. Kalle Westerling will replicate on the most recent from the Dwelling with Machines mission, it is a ground-breaking analysis collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute, the British Library, and the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, Exeter, and London (QMUL, King’s Faculty). Gethin Rees will inform us about his work that’s partaking public with geospatial knowledge and within the course of bettering our capabilities to find nationwide collections.

BL Labs are devoted to opening up the British Library’s knowledge, particularly for all researchers who wish to use it for several types of computational analysis. This stays a frightening job. However we’ve got been engaged on it! Silvija Aurylaite, BL Labs Supervisor, will share the BL Labs path of journey, together with sharing our new BL Labs web site in Beta. The location can be reside for the primary time, with the Symposium viewers kicking off our testing and engagement part.

We hope that this session will give us a while to share and replicate on the continuing AI work in GLAM with all its pleasure, challenges and alternatives. All going nicely, there could also be even an opportunity to get your palms on some new datasets.

We hope you’ll be able to be part of us on the BL Labs Symposium on Thursday 30 March 2023. For the complete programme, and additional data on all our audio system, please learn our earlier weblog put up. We’re additionally delighted to be going forward with a casual drinks and networking drop in session on the Library between 6.30pm and seven.30pm and you’re all most welcome to affix us. Register for this and / or the Symposium right here


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