How Should Libraries Prepare Their Communities for Artificial Intelligence?

Webinar

About the Webinar

The library community is already sensitive to the potential ways in which algorithms may impact the user experience. There are calls for greater transparency surrounding platform infrastructure, for greater deliberation by third parties in handling, preserving, protecting and sharing individual data, for public debate about ethical interactions between systems and social needs. How much expertise in computer science is needed? What training do librarians themselves require in understanding the scope of the phrase “artificial intelligence” and the algorithmic calculations driving it? Without either alarmist tones or rose-colored glasses, how might the information profession address the risks as well as the choices facing their communities in dealing with artificial intelligence?

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