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The Importance of Metadata in AI



Metadata provides critical context and information about the data being used to train and operate AI algorithms. It is the framework that shapes how AI systems process, interpret, and generate insights from available data in order to respond to queries. Through the presentation of case studies and discussion, this program will investigate the impact of metadata on algorithms, ethical considerations, and transparency.

Confirmed speakers include Karim Boughida, Dean, Stony Brook University Libraries, Paul Groth, Professor of Algorithmic Data Science, University of Amsterdam, Helen King, Director of Research Transformation, SAGE Publishing, and Hong Zhou, Director of Intelligent Services Group & Head of AI R&D, Wiley Partner Solutions.

The program is being coordinated by NISO Education Committee Member Lieke Boerefijn - Van Schaaijk '21, Platform Manager, CABI. 

Event Sessions


Paul Groth

Professor of Algorithmic Data Science
University of Amsterdam

Hong Zhou

Director of Intelligent Services Group & Head of AI R&D
Wiley Partner Solutions

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