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Friday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 - This is not Skynet (yet): Why Archivists should care about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Machine learning(ML) and artificial intelligence(AI) are hot topics today across many sectors?public and private. But what do these terms mean and what impact could they have for archives and archivists? How can we help shape the ways in which this new technology is used? What role could ML and AI have on unprocessed born-digital collections? Archivists need to understand the implications of this new technology and its inevitable impact on the future of our profession.

Bradley Daigle: This Is Not Skynet (Yet): Why Archivists Should Care about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Jefferson Bailey: MPLP: Machine Product, Less Process
Meghan Ferriter: Data in Training: Practical Steps for Building a Machine Learning Pilot
Mark Phillips: Programmatic Extraction of Content-Rich Documents from Web Archives
Kari R. Smith: The Intersectionality of the Technologies that Can Be Used to Describe, Discover, and Reuse Records and the Technologies that Render, Create, and Are Evidential for Records

Moderator: Bradley Daigle

Chair
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Bradley Daigle

Strategic and Digital Content Expert, University of Virginia
Bradley Daigle is content and strategic expert for APTrust and the UVA Library. Active in archives, governance, and strategic partnerships, his main focus is the life cycle of the digital object. He received his MA in literature from the University of Montreal and an MLS from Catholic... Read More →

Speakers
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Jefferson Bailey

Director of Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Meghan Ferriter

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress, National Digital Initiatives
Senior Innovation Specialist with Library of Congress Labs. Anthropologist and historian by training; thoughty by nature.Come find me to talk about supporting digital scholarship, crowdsourcing, access & use of digital collections, piloting & evaluating, collaboration and partnerships... Read More →
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Mark Phillips

Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas
Mark Phillips is the Associate Dean for Digital Libraries at the UNT Libraries. His areas of interest include: workflows for digitized and born-digital content, digital preservation systems, Web archives, and metadata quality.
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Kari R. Smith

Institute Archivist and Program Head for Digital Archives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Smith has worked with digital records in corporate, governmental, educational, and heritage organizations for over 20 years. She believes in the power of information and records as evidence and as important components that document our human experience.


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