The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in archaeology has brought incredible opportunities but also significant challenges. A few years ago, Machine Learning algorithms and Neural Networks were unknown to archaeologists. AI has been used in many archaeological fields: site identification, recognition and reconstruction of ceramics, from extracting texts from historical documents and epigraphic to studying human remains and robotics. Archaeology benefits from AI when large amounts of data need to be analysed and highly specialised tasks are required. All these challenges range from the most exquisitely technical aspects to data availability, ethics, epistemology and hermeneutics. Knowing these allows a conscious use of AI in our discipline.
Gabriele Gattiglia, lecturer in Digital Archaeology at the University of Pisa, will give a lecture on these issues to the interclass course of the Dept. of Information Engineering and MM Sciences of the University of Siena and for the students of the PhD School in Ancient Sciences and Archaeology.
The appointment is for Monday, 5 June, at 4.15 p.m. in Room 149 of Palazzo S. Niccolò in Siena. You can also follow online:
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