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AI in Cultural Heritage Workshop – 31 May 2024

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AI in Cultural Heritage Workshop – 31 May 2024

By 16 May 2024No Comments

What are the challenges facing cultural heritage as a result of advancements in artificial intelligence (AI)? University of Glasgow’s Digital Cultural Heritage Arts Lab in collaboration with CREATe’s Digital Technologies and Humanism theme are organising a hybrid workshop on 31 May to explore these issues at the intersection between AI and Cultural Heritage. These are important topics for CREATe, as they intersect access to knowledge, creativity, technology, and legal aspects such as copyright and data protection.

photo of a laptop screen displaying a a text to image generation workflowThis workshop will bring together a range of cultural heritage professionals, researchers, and artists to examine the opportunities and challenges that AI is providing for managing and interpreting collections and communicating with different audiences. What have we learned from those who have been working with AI in the cultural sector? How do we start exploring this technology? What are the ethical and other concerns raised by AI applications?

The workshop will begin with a small number of hybrid lightning talks (a combination of online and face-to-face at the UofG main campus, which will be streamed online), followed for those attending onsite by group work and discussion, and finishing with an informal reception and chance to network.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional/researchers in the use of AI or just starting out, this workshop will offer valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance your understanding of AI in the context of cultural heritage. You will get the chance to hear from industry experts, participate in hands-on activities, and network with others interested in this topic.

There are a few places left for the on-site activities (2-4pm) and more places available to join the online hybrid portion of the event which will take place on 31 May from 2-3pm. The event is free, but we kindly ask to register for either part on Eventbrite here.

Presenters include:

Marion Carré, CEO and co-Founder of Ask Mona, Paris, a cutting-edge company working at the intersection of arts and technology

Amy Adams, Collections Information and Access Manager, National Museum of the Royal Navy

Paul Gooding, Professor of Library Studies and Digital Scholarship, Information Studies, UofG

Sarah Ames, Digital Scholarship Librarian, National Library of Scotland

Sarah Cook, Professor of Museum Studies, Information Studies, UofG

Cassandra Kist, Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde

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