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This presentation served as a keynote talk for the "Workshop Archaeology and Robotics" held at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy). It starts by defining the dissimilar but related fields of AI, automation and robotics. Afterwards, the talk focuses on the use of robotics for automating various parts of the archaeological data acquisition stage. The talk provides actual examples as well as applications that are anticipated by the author in a not so distant future. In the third part, the presentation delves into the (current and future) use of AI for automating the archaeological data processing stage. Although this type of automation will be of the utmost importance in the future, many hurdles must be overcome. This talk focuses on those related to the currently hyped application of deep learning. Finally, an outlook wraps everything up.
Verhoeven - AI, Robotics and Automation meet Archaeology.pdf