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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Are Librarians Smarter Than a Machine?

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Moderator: Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc. & & Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)
Susan Considine, former Executive Director, Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) & Strategic Doing Consulting, CEO
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research Worldwide, Compass Lexecon & Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library & and Publisher, davidleeking.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps the learning curve for machines. Curiosity and knowing the location of endless resources support librarians. Get some facts in a fun atmosphere, see some interesting demos, watch the competition, and vote for the smartest! See Amazon Echo & Echo Dot Kids–Alexa, iPhone Siri, Google Home, and Dewey (Palo Alto City Library Robot) pitted against library industry stars! Bring your smart phone/computer too!

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