Digital Humanities Seminar: Visual AI & the Digital Humanities: critical and ethical issues

A Digital Humanities seminar
Date20 November 2019
Time16:00 to 17:30
PlaceDigital Humanities Laboratory

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Dr Giles Bergel (University of Oxford): "Visual AI & the Digital Humanities: critical and ethical issues". Join us for drinks and nibbles following the paper!

Dr Giles Bergel is Digital Humanities Research Ambassador in the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford.


Abstract

AI has been forecast to enhance, replace or efface diverse human capabilities. Computer vision has been at the leading edge of the current AI boom, but is only now starting to impact and to be understood within the humanities. This talk, complementing a hands-on workshop earlier in the day will give an overview of the current state of the art in computer vision applications in DH, exploring both DH’s critical and ethical contributions to the debate around such controversial technologies as facial recognition, and the technical improvements that humanists have made to artificial visual understanding.

OrganizerUniversity of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab
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