Published March 8, 2024 | Version v1
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Evolutionary Innovations: Collections as Data in the AI era


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Invited keynote for the Making Meaning 2024: Collections as data conference at the State Library of Queensland on 8 March 2024.

Evolutionary Innovations: Collections as Data in the AI era

‘Collections as data’ describes the movement to publish open data from museum, library and archive collections that began in the noughties. The benefits of machine learning for better discoverability and research with digitised/born digital collections are alluring. And the popularity of generative AI - and an increased awareness of the biases it reinscribes - has focused attention on responsible computational access to collections - but what does this mean in practical terms? Mia will share examples from the British Library and the Living with Machines data science project.


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