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Machine-Based Active Listening in Libraries: Technology Trends that Aren’t that Out-There Anymore!

Posted by Stephen Abram on 3/5/2019

More than the walls have ears! Have you experienced enjoying a conversation with a friend and then receiving ads on Google or Facebook related exactly to what you were talking about—even though you’d never done a search on that topic?

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Topics: Special Libraries, Artificial Intelligence, Strategy

Artificial Intelligence: Technology Trends that Aren’t “Out-There” Anymore!

Posted by Stephen Abram on 12/11/2018

In a recent post, I listed nine newer technologies not just on the horizon but quickly having an impact on both the consumer space and coming fast into our spaces—libraries, archives, museums, and galleries (the so-called GLAM sector).

For the next nine posts I’ll highlight some of the trends in each and explore the impact they may have on our profession and sector(s).

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – An Important Tool for Special Librarians

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 11/13/2018

It used to be that everything a special library’s clients needed to know was available ‘in the stacks’—and it was therefore a reasonable assumption that if it was shelved, it should be easily retrievable. Today’s flood of digital content makes it difficult for many libraries to meet the ‘all access’ expectation.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Special Librarianship

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Knowledge Management Sexy?

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 9/13/2018

If you are ever at a dinner party and want to kill a conversation, tell the people you’re sitting with that you are into knowledge management. They won’t exactly move their chairs away, but they’ll suddenly be more interested in the food they’re eating. AI, however, is something many people have an opinion about—and it could just be the big break that KM needs.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, KM

Is Artificial Intelligence All That and a Bag of Chips?

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 11/9/2017

There will, no doubt, be certain jobs and industries that will be dramatically impacted by artificial intelligence (AI). However, that can be said about virtually any technological innovation introduced in the past 30 years. A more interesting question might be, “How does the hype surrounding AI affect my career today?”

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems, Museum Collections Management Software, Artificial Intelligence, Archives

Artificial Intelligence and Your Career—A Lighthearted Look

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 12/7/2016

Could you lose your job to a robot? In an earlier post, I wrote about 10 Ways to Foil a Robot, which I hope was inspiring and optimistic. In reality, artificial intelligence is yet another tool for knowledge professionals—an arrow in the quiver.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Integrated Library Systems, Artificial Intelligence