IFLA Satellite Conference - AI in Focus: AI and Libraries

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IFLA Satellite Conference - AI in Focus: AI and Libraries

IFLA Satellite Conference - AI in Focus: Artificial Intelligence and Libraries

By GoLibrary | National Library Board, Singapore

When and where

Date and time

March 2 · 9am - March 3 · 6pm +08


National Library Building (Imagination & Possibility Room) 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore

About this event

This conference is a collaboration between National Library Board and the IFLA IT Section, the Big Data Special Interest Group and the Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group.

We are witnessing the adoption of AI in all aspects of library operations, including public and reference services, automated classification, customer service through chatbots and discovery systems. Vendors are adding elements of AI in library products including discovery and research platforms. IFLA has recognised the importance of AI and the formation of an AI SIG.  The role and impact of AI present both opportunities and challenges. IT plays a significant role in the development and use of AI technologies, but its uses can have considerable impact and possible unintended consequences on library staff, operations and services.

This conference will provide an opportunity to explore AI, including its practical implementation and opportunities on the horizon as well as the ethical, transparency, and unconscious bias considerations for responsible use.

About the organizer

The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 28 libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of libraries.

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