Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi hosted the 2nd symposium of the InterPARES Trust AI20 February, 2023
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi recently held the 2nd Symposium of InterPARES Trust Al, under the theme “Developing a Fertile Ecosystem for Al through Records, Data, and Information”, the symposium was organised by the University’s History Department in collaboration with InterPares Trust AI.
InterPARES Trust AI is a multi-national interdisciplinary project aiming to design, develop, and leverage Artificial Intelligence to support the ongoing availability and accessibility of trustworthy public records by forming a sustainable, ongoing partnership producing original research, training students and other highly qualified personnel, and generating a virtuous circle between academia, archival institutions, government records professionals, and industry, a feedback loop reinforcing the knowledge and capabilities of each party.
The research symposium was held to promote the attainment of the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, to establish synergies among different players in promoting the application of emerging technologies in managing information, and to create a platform for global debates on the challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in information management.
The symposium brought together global experts and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including archival institutions, government records professionals, and industry. The participants discussed the challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in information management and explored ways to create synergies between different players in promoting the application of emerging technologies.
Dr Yann Rodier, Head of the History Department, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, commented: “We are thrilled to collaborate with InterPARES Trust AI on this second Symposium of InterPARES: “Developing a Fertile Ecosystem for AI through Records, Data, and Information”. We are confident that this symposium will contribute to the development of responsible AI, by ensuring that archival concepts and principles are taken into consideration and identifying AI technologies that can address crucial records and archives-related issues. We are eagerly anticipating the fruitful outcomes and research findings that this collaboration will yield.”
The event was a great success, with diverse perspectives and innovative ideas being shared among the attendees and the establishment of a platform for global debates on the challenges and opportunities of Al in information management.