TIG Meeting - AI and Genealogy - The Basics and a Bit Beyond with Steve Little, AI Program Director for the National Genealogical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern
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Event Type(s)
Technology Interest Group
Event Description
Join Steve Little, AI Program Director at the National Genealogical Society, for a comprehensive and forward-looking discussion on the role of Artificial Intelligence in genealogy. In this insightful talk, Steve will delve into the evolution and current state of AI in genealogy, tracing its journey from its early developments to its revolutionary impact in 2023, to today, and beyond. Steve will explore the fascinating interplay of genealogy, technology, and language, and how AI tools, particularly large language models like GPT-4, are changing genealogical research and analysis. He'll discuss the technical underpinnings of these AI models, emphasizing their language-based mechanisms and how they've been trained on vast amounts of historical data. Expect to gain insights into both the triumphs and challenges faced in integrating AI into genealogy. Steve will highlight the practical applications, ethical considerations, and the ongoing journey of mitigating AI's limitations. He'll also speculate on future advancements, focusing on emerging use cases, interaction methods with AI, and the exciting prospects of new AI tools for specialized tasks in genealogy. Whether you're a seasoned genealogist or new to the field, this talk promises to provide a rich understanding of AI's role in genealogy, equipping you with knowledge and inspiration to harness these tools in your research journey. Get ready to explore how we got here and where we're headed in the dynamic world of AI genealogy.
Setting: Live Virtual
Contact Person
Nancy Cowan, Technology Interest Group Chair
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