Is AI for me? Perspectives from the humanities is a new podcast mini-series that is part of the Jisc Research Talk podcasts.
There’s been an outburst of AI-talk in the last few months, but it’s not often that we hear about what it means to engage with AI in the context of the humanities.
Over six episodes, we will be talking to researchers and informational professionals who will share their views, experiences and work to help us understand AI’s place in today’s humanities scholarship.
This mini-series provides an overview for non-specialists, on the context, opportunities and challenges relating to the adoption of AI within humanities scholarship, and discusses, among other things, research practice and multidisciplinary teams, working with complex humanities data sets, skills, the role of libraries and data providers, major AI projects, and offer a gaze into the future.
- The highs and lows of artificial intelligence (May 2023): Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the University of Edinburgh, provides an overview on the critical issues around the use of AI in humanities scholarship.
- Skills for Artificial Intelligence (June 2023): Dr James Baker, Director of digital humanities at the University of Southampton discusses the importance of equipping humanities researchers and students with the right skills to engage with AI.
- Is AI for me? Perspectives from the humanities – messy humanities data (July 2023) In part three of our miniseries exploring artificial intelligence in the context of the humanities, Paola Marchionni is joined by Professor Jane Winters to discuss the often complex and messy data historians increasingly deal with when working with digital collections.
We will then take a little Summer break but watch this space for the fourth episode with Leif Isaksen coming out at the beginning of September .