Dear colleagues,


Passing this along, as it may well be of interest to many of you~




The National library of Norway and Stanford University Libraries’ AI-Conference

Oslo, Norway, December 5th 2018


Registration to the first major conference on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the international library community is now open. 

As more and more memory and knowledge institutions’ collections become digital while continuing to expand, we are already observing significant consequences for their upkeep. For the past two years the National library of Norway has experimented with Machine Learning (ML) for library purposes, named after the famous public librarian Nancy Pearl, our IA “Nancy” has worked both with cataloging and analyzing parts of out collection.  Based on a limited set of experiments, its already obvious that AI/ML represents a new level in library development. We will present some of the results of this work during the conference.


Some of the leading thinkers in the field will participate in the conference, addressing both the opportunities and the challenges that the AI revolution poses to the world in general, and to knowledge institutions specifically, amongst them assistant professor, author and journalist Meredith Broussard, who will talk about how AI not only helps us interpret the world, but also misinterprets and brings bias to it, and CEO of Yewno, Ruggero Gramatica, who will address the question of how AI/ML can help us structure the information in the collection of libraries in new ways. A series of organizations including the Danish library central and the oil company Equinor, will share their experiences with Ai in analyzing big data or structuring information. 

Details regarding preliminary program and registration is available on this website:

No registration or conference fee.



Amy J. Lucko

Deputy to the President

Council on Library and Information Resources

1707 L Street, NW Suite 650

Washington, DC 20036

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