Artificial intelligence: opportunities for libraries, archives and museums

Share

From 8 to 10 December 2021, the international conference “Les Futurs Fantastiques “ on  Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Libraries, Archives and Museums, will take place in Paris, organized by the National Library of France in collaboration with Université Paris-Saclay and the ai4lam (artificial intelligence for libraries, archives and museums) community.
The conference addresses the libraries, archives and museums professionals as well as researchers, users, and artists who work with data, digital collections and projects using AI.

The event intends to explore and delve into the opportunities offered by AI in cultural institutions galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). Various topics will be on the agenda and will concern not only examples of tools, models and best practices, but also ethical considerations regarding AI and its use.

Two pre-conference days, December 8 and 9, are organized on “Feedbacks about practical and technical issue”; during the first day a visit to the campus of the Paris Saclay University is planned.
Furthemore one week before the event, the conference will make available a series of online tutorials and workshops focusing on:

  • basic concepts of artificial intelligence in the GLAM sector
  • concrete uses and practices of AI in the GLAM sector
  • technologies and tools applicable to the GLAM sector’s data and collections

The main event, December 10, will take place at the National Library of France in Paris and will be streamed online on You Tube.
The theme will be “AI challenges for galeries, libraries, archives and museums” and the three sessions will cover:

  • Presentation of projects followed with a round-table
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Organisational and institutional issues

More information at https://www.bnf.fr/en/les-futurs-fantastiques

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

HERIWELL Workshop: survey to population on the contribution of cultural heritage to societal well-be...
On 4th October 2021 the workshop “HERIWELL Population Survey 2021” will be hold on-line organized by HERIWELL, a project launched by ESPON EGTC, with the aim of developing a pan-European methodology and analisys of impacts of Cultural Heritage (CH) that can be associated with ‘societal well-being’. The workshop will discuss the results of the survey conducted in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland and Spain, between May and June 2021, and which involved a total of...
Webinar: Dreaming of AI: Perspectives on AI Use in Cultural Heritage
BPOC - BALBOA PARK ONLINE COLLABORATIVE is facilitating another open discussion on the use of AI in cultural heritage. In this session, we have invited Kerry Kennedy, Public Art Coordinator with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Dr. Eve Zucker, Sociocultural Anthropologist, to open up our conversation. Kerry and Eve will talk about their work, AI's role and impact, and ethical considerations in the first part of the webinar. In the second part, audience members will be invited...
The UNCHARTED Policy Seminar in Barcelona
The last event organised by UNCHARTED took place in Barcelona on 25/01/2024, under the organisation of the University of Barcelona. It was part of the UNCHARTED Policy Seminars activity launched with the  Seminar held on Budapest on 8/12/2023. In Barcelona, the theme connected with culture-led urban regeneration was explored via a rich programme that connected the presentation of the results of the work conducted in the frame of the Axis 2 of Work Package 5 with the points of view of a gro...
The UNCHARTED Policy Seminars
  Two policy Seminars have been planned in the UNCHARTED project, as international events, to review policy briefs, recommendations and guidelines, on the basis of the actual needs from the territories of the participating stakeholders. The first part of the UNCHARTED Policy Seminar took place in Budapest on 8/12/2023 hosted in the premises of the ELTE University. The title of the event was "The Challenge of Recalibrating the Values of Culture in the Cultural Field&quo...