The project investigates how artificial intelligence (AI) can future-proof our cultural heritage, for curation of archival materials as well as providing better search and access to them. The purpose of the research project is to compare the requirements placed on archives of various kinds with the possibilities that AI offers. The project will address two sets of research questions:
- What would AI-based approaches on archival principles look like?
- What benefits would an AI in archives offer society? Could it help future-proof cultural heritage institutions? Could it serve public interest, e.g. combat fake news and propaganda?
The doctoral students explore to what degree AI can be applied in archives for curation of archival materials as well as providing better search and access to them. They will also look at situations when AI does not work and needs to be controlled by an information or subject expert. In all, suggestions will be put forward how to best implement AI in archives to ensure better accessibility and visibility of the materials.
The project is a collaboration between Uppsala University and Linnaeus University. Senior researchers involved are Professor Anna Foka, PI, Uppsala University; Professor Isto Huvila, Uppsala University;
Professor Koraljka Golub, PI, Linnaeus University; Professor Saara Taalas, Linnaeus University;
Professor Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University; Senior Lectuer Ahmad Kamal, Linnaeus University.