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Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Libraries

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A panel presentation given at the 2019 ACRL Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH.

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Libraries

  1. 1. Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Libraries Panelists: M.J. Tooey Bohyun Kim Adam Griff Ann Gabriel Jean P. Shipman, Moderator ACRL 2019 April 12, 2019
  2. 2. Thanks to our Session Sponsor University of Washington Libraries
  3. 3. Defining Artificial Intelligence – A Challenge
  4. 4. AI Research Publication Growth -13% a year Source: Artificial Intelligence: How knowledge is created, transferred, and used. Elsevier, 2019.
  5. 5. Library Involvement with AI: Case Studies • University of Maryland at Baltimore – Staff Journal Club - M.J. Tooey • University of Rhode Island – AI Lab - Bohyun Kim • Survey of Library AI Potentials – Adam Griff • University of Oklahoma University Libraries – PAIR • (Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry). https://pair.libraries.ou.edu/ - Chatbots (UCI and U OK); Metadata Generators (UU, Indiana U) • Library and i-school survey and a bibliography – see handouts
  6. 6. Getting Ready for AI: A Library Journal Club M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA Health Sciences and Human Services Library University of Maryland, Baltimore ACRL, April 12, 2019
  7. 7. Why?
  8. 8. 16 participants – faculty and staff Monthly meetings One hour Shared responsibility
  9. 9. Topics • What does Google/Facebook know about us and how? • AI in health care. • Data (in)accuracy and its effect on AI. • Intelligent agents and how they work. • Library impact. • Ethical and privacy considerations. • Where do we go from here?
  10. 10. What have we learned?
  11. 11. Where to next?
  12. 12. M.J. Tooey mjtooey@hshsl.umaryland.edu
  13. 13. ØWhy Does AI Matters to Librarianship & the Information Profession? ØThe URI AI Lab - https://web.uri.edu/ai/ ØMachine Learning Bias Bohyun Kim Chief Technology Officer & Associate Professor University of Rhode Island Libraries
  14. 14. Ø The URI AI Lab - https://web.uri.edu/ai/
  15. 15. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/7m7ccp/a_machine_learning_algorithm_walked_into_a_bar/
  16. 16. Artificial Intelligence: How knowledge is created, transferred, and used. Trends in China, Europe, and the U. S. Ann Gabriel SVP, Global Strategic Networks Elsevier ACRL 2019 April 12, 2019
  17. 17. Number of Keywords Among Perspectives
  18. 18. Map of AI Publication Volumes
  19. 19. AI Research Clusters
  20. 20. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/resource-center/artificial-intelligence
  21. 21. Panel Questions 1. Should librarians get involved in training their institutions’ personnel about AI? 2. What challenges do librarians face with collaborating with their institutions on AI implementation and with identifying appropriate information for machines to ingest? 3. How might librarians rethink their staffing and structure to leverage AI?
  22. 22. Thank You! Questions? Share your experiences with AI Reminder: Please complete an evaluation of this panel using the conference app.

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