Event organised by the Computational Humanities research group
The link to register to the online seminar will appear here on 6 November 2023.
21 November 2023 – 3pm GMT
Remote – Microsoft Teams
Giovanni Colavizza (University of Bologna, Italy), Using AI to broaden access to historical archives
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is crucial in supporting archival processes and records management decisions, including for the increasingly digitized historical archives. The scale and complexity of historical archives contribute to make AI ever more relevant for bettering their organization and broadening access. In this talk I will discuss recent developments at the intersection of archives and AI, as well as highlight some of the challenges still lying ahead of us. I will also discuss recent work to exemplify the current state of AI applied to historical archives. Finally, I will suggest future research directions in AI for historical archives.
Giovanni Colavizza is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bologna (Italy), and the CTO and co-founder of Odoma LLC (Switzerland). Colavizza has previously been an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and a Senior Data Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute. Colavizza has a background in computer science and history and is specialized in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums).