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Machine Vision for Cultural Heritage & Natural Science Collections

Machine Vision for Cultural Heritage & Natural Science Collections

The Yale-Smithsonian Partnership is holding a one-day event on the topic of machine learning for cultural heritage and natural science collections.

The mass digitization of visual collections, on the order of hundreds of thousands or millions of images, creates new challenges for curators and researchers alike. Simultaneously, the rapid pace of industry innovation in deep learning (from guiding self-driving cars to captioning smartphone images) demands the attention of library, museum, and academic professionals. 

Existing practices of cataloging and description can be augmented by recent advancements in machine vision – and human expertise can likewise guide the development of future algorithms for the humanities and sciences alike. This event brings together scholars and curators from both institutions for conversations, demonstrations, and future partnerships.

Space is limited for the event and open to invited participants only.

This event will take place in the Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street, New Haven, CT.

Visit our event page for the most up-to-date speaker and schedule information.

Friday, April 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory
Central Campus
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Event Organizer

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Catherine DeRose
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Peter Leonard