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‘I, Robot – the future of AI in Information Services’

Wednesday 28th June, 1 – 4:15pm (online via Zoom)

Twitter tag for the event : #sheriflibrariesAI

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Members attend for free – non-member rate charged at £80 per person.

Programme Schedule (tbc)

  • 13:00 - 13:10    Introduction and outline of afternoon
  • 13:10 - 13:40    Dr Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield
  • 13:40 - 14:10    Sue Attewell, JISC
  • 14:10 - 14:20    Break
  • 14:20 - 14:50    Dr Matt Wood, Durham University
  • 14:50 - 15:10    Hannah Wood, NHS.
  • 15:20 - 15:50    Dr Mark Carrigan, The University of Manchester
  • 15:50 - 16:15    Plenary session
  • 16.15                Finish and close
  • Biographies of the speakers

    Dr Andrew Cox: is a Senior Lecturer in the Information School at the University of Sheffield. His profile states that after graduating from Aberystwyth with an MSc in Library Studies, he spent a number of years working in development projects around the use of ICT in library contexts, funded by EC, JISC and others. He completed his PhD at Loughborough in 2006 and much of his research relates to the information professions and their response to contemporary trends such as artificial intelligence, datafication and managerialism.

    Sue Attwell: works at JISC where she so-leads the national centre for AI. The centre plays a vital role in advancing AI capabilities within member institutions through thought leadership, piloting AI products, providing practical advice and conducting sector-focused research. The centre also provides ethical guidance to promote responsible and inclusive AI adoption in the education sector.

    Dr Matt Wood: is a Digital Learning Developer at Durham University.

    Hannah Wood: is a Knowledge Specialist working in NHS England. Her professional interests include emerging technologies, and the practical applications of machine learning tools in Knowledge and Library services. Her master’s dissertation, submitted in 2018, considered the opinions of college staff and students concerning the implementation of a machine learning tool on a student interactive database.

    Dr Mark Carrigan: is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester where he contributes to the MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at the Institute of Education. Alongside this he has written in the areas of social media for academics and books exploring the implications of digital platforms and emerging technologies for public scholarship and human personhood respectively. He leads several research networks and is involved in a range of publications.

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