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Fantastic Futures: 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums


Date and Time 
December 5, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm
Stanford University, David and Joan Traitel Building of the Hoover Institution, 435 Lasuen Mall
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries

How will AI transform the library? How will the library transform AI?
What role will libraries, archives, and museums play, as trusted sources of information, when more and more of the information we consume is algorithmically generated? How will the values of neutrality, privacy, authority, and preservation that these institutions advance help shape AI. How will our institutions adapt these values to a changing landscape? How can we put AI to work for us, to transform and elevate our services beyond 20th century modalities?
Join us December 4, 5, and 6 at Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California. Register now.
December 4, 2019 Plenary Sessions • 8:30 - 17:00
The conference day will convene thought and practice leaders from academia, libraries, industry and society to address these questions and help shape the future of AI in libraries, and the role of libraries in AI.
December 5, 2019 Workshops • 8:30 - 18:00
Hands-on training for a range of content types. Organized in multiple tracks over one full day, the workshops will provide practical instruction on a range of topics appropriate for individual across libraries, archives and museums, whether administrators, content experts, catalogers, designers, or engineers.
The workshop on Text is full. The other workshops include Audio/Video, Maps & Images, Images, and Designing an AI Program/Designing and AI Project.
December 6, 2019 Unconference • 8:30 - TBD (FILLED)
A core mission of this conference is to encourage and support international collaboration around efforts to apply AI within libraries, archives, and museums. The third day will provide an opportunity for self-organizing around interest groups, demonstrations of works in progress, and extended workshop sessions that grow out of day 2.
Additional activities: December 3, 2019 Pre-conference classes
Those who register for the Workshops day will have the option to sign up for introductory courses:

  • Morning: Introduction to Python or Introduction to Tensorflow
  • Afternoon: IIIF in a Machine Learning Workflow or Using Cloud Services

December 6, 2009 Afternoon Invitational Meetings

  • 2020 Conference Planning
  • Curriculum Planning