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New Culture working group at the NL AI Coalition

28 July 2020

In light of the numerous opportunities available to the culture sector with AI, a Culture working group at the NL AI Coalition (NL AIC) has been established, to create a collective innovative plan to increase the presence of AI in the sector.

Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Managing Director at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, has been appointed to coordinate the working group. He has stated that: “AI will provide the culture sector with many opportunities such as; analysing viewing behaviours, making the enormous amount of heritage data searchable, developing new forms of interactive storytelling and the automation of generating musical composition. The main question being, how do we capitalize on these opportunities while being aware of the ethical and legal conditions?”

In view of this potential, the Royal Library of the Netherlands, the Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica, the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have taken the initiative to start the Culture working group at the NL AIC. The aim of the working group, given the possibilities of AI applications, different user needs and taking into account ethical and copyright regulations, will be to create a collective innovative plan to increase the presence of AI in the sector.

The working group is set to kick off online on Monday 7 September 2020 from 10.00-12.00. The first session will be freely accessible, you can click here to sign up.