Digital Odyssey Presents: Exploring AI in Libraries: What is Being Done and What Comes Next

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Digital Odyssey is traditionally a one-day conference that brings together 75+ library professionals to explore themes of research, learning, accessibility, and usability associated with technology in libraries. This year, we will be doing themed webinars throughout the summer months that are connected to our chosen 2020 theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning (ML). 

As a non-profit and a charity, we are launching a pay-what-you-can fee structure for our upcoming webinars to help recuperate our operational cost. We will continue to program webinar content that will support you through this challenging time. 

Date & Time:

Originally aired Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

All registrants will have access to a recording for 1 year from the date the session took place.  Even if you miss the live session, register for access anytime!

About this Session:

Understanding Artificial Intelligence does not require a background in computer science. Though AI has gained a reputation for rapid innovation and disruption, there is immense potential for collaboration with these types of technology in libraries, in fact, they are already taking place. This session will explore some of the basic tenants of Artificial Intelligence and review notable applications of this technology with libraries.

You Will Learn:
  • about various AI applications, as well as identify potential collaboration points with AI in their own libraries.

About the Presenter:

Amanda Wheatley is the Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship at McGill University. Her research passions include gamification, emerging technologies, and artificial intelligence. Amanda is currently researching the intersection of libraries and AI, with specific attention on technologies that can augment the user experience. The project, known as The LibrAIry, seeks to identify areas of LIS and AI collaboration and promote “AI literacy”. Currently, Amanda is co-editing an ACRL Publication entitled The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries.

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