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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Literacy and Roles for Libraries

Date(s): February 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM  EST - 1:00 PM  EST

The hype about artificial intelligence (AI) is overwhelming. Every day brings more dramatic news about super-intelligent systems and job-stealing robots. As unsettling as this may be, autonomous, intelligent systems are breakthrough technologies of critical importance to libraries and our communities. AI is already embedded in many library tools, systems, and services. And there is much more to come. At the same time, there is troubling evidence regarding bias, unfairness, and discrimination. This webinar will explore the nature of AI, why algorithmic literacy is essential, and how libraries can take a lead role. Let’s break through the hype to investigate why AI matters to libraries and, perhaps more importantly, why libraries matter to AI.

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