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 Professor James Hendler: Artificial Intelligence and the Archive

July 16 at 15:00 16:30

Join us for a discussion with Jim Hendler, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and a leading voice in the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and archives. With Pip Willcox, Head of Lambeth Palace Library, he will describe his recent work with generative AI and the archive of Emily Roebling, and the possibilities for AI to enhance our understanding of history and the accessibility of archives. He will touch on the current relationship between AI and archives, and explore their potential for mutual transformation.

Jim Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Founding Director of the Institute for Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing. He also directs the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration and serves on the Board of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust. One of the originators of the Semantic Web, Professor Hendler has authored over 450 books, technical papers, and articles in areas including Open Data, AI, and data policy. His most recent book, co-authored with Dr Alice Mulvehill, is Social Machines: The coming collision of artificial intelligence, social networking and humanity.

His career includes roles such as the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), adviser on the US government’s data.gov open data website, and Open Data Advisor to New York State. He has been recognised with numerous accolades, including the US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, is chair of the ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, and holds fellowships with the US National Academy of Public Administration, the AAAI, AAAS, ACM, BCS and IEEE.

This event promises to offer a fascinating perspective on technological progress and its applications in our cultural heritage.

Book a ticket via Eventbrite or email archives@churchofengland.org no later than Monday 15 July.