Stanford Libraries has sponsored a number of talks and discussions about artificial intelligence since the AI Initiative began in 2017. We started with internal meetings with experts in AI which we called Library AI Conversations. This series provided Stanford Library staff with an opportunity to become familiar with topics in AI. In the 2018-2019 academic year, we took the conversation public. In October 2018 we kicked of the series "Information, Intelligent Machines, and New Knowledge" and in December we co-sponsored the first international conference on AI in libraries, "Fantastic Futures" with the National Library of Norway. In 2019 we introduce the "Dialogues" series, hosting Stanford faculty for cross-disciplinary conversations at the intersection of human and machine intelligence. We expect this series to uncover the hidden affinities across what sometimes appears, these days, to be a deep knowledge divide.
All sessions will be made available via simulcast and will be recorded. See the list below for registration, details, and recordings.
January 23, 2019 | Discovery Sessions
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 am, East Asia Library, Room 224
SUL AI Studio participants will share their experiments exploring the potential for integrating AI techniques into library work. Presenters: Claudia Engel, Justine Issavi, Josh Schneider, Sally DeBauche, Sarav Shah, Jesse Keck, Jack Reed, Chris Beer, Javier de la Rosa, Scott Bailey, Rebecca Wingfield, Arcadia Falcone, and Hilary Thorsen. LEARN MORE >>
March 25-27, 2019 | LDCX
LDCX 2019 is an annual unconference for collaborate at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology. High-level themes for this year’s unconference include: artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to libraries, archives, and museums; data-forward architectures and operations; advancing discovery, search, Blacklight, and related technologies.
November 26, 2018 | Discovery Sessions
Ruggero Gramatica, CEO of Yewno, spoke about "How AI will change libraries" in the second event of the Discovery Sessions series.
Details | Recording
October 29, 2018 | Discovery Sessions
Nicole Coleman kicked of the Stanford Libraries Discovery Sessions with a talk on Library-Inspired Artificial Intelligence.
Details | Recording