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Artificial Intelligence for Libraries

Daniel Lee and Gary Price started off the AI, Robots & Machine Learning track with their version of AI101, defining the basic technologies of AI. The overall goal of AI is for machines being able to replicate human thought processes. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the ability of machines to read and understand language. Machine learning is all about algorithms and statistical modeling.

They have lots of ideas about the use of AI in libraries, among them self-checkout, which would free up circulation staff to do other, more challenging work. What about self-service that responds to your user’s profile and needs. To build the profile, you could use machine learning to mine previous requests.

Anyone thinking about how to onboard AI teammates?

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