Artificial Intelligence at the National Library of Norway

28th June 09:40 – 10:00

Speaker: Dr Javier de la Rosa

Abstract: The integration of Artificial Intelligence technologies has profoundly impacted various sectors, including that of libraries and cultural institutions. The National Library of Norway (Nasjonalbiblioteket) stands at the forefront of this digital transformation, leveraging AI to revolutionize its operations, services, and user experiences. Through real-world examples, we will delve into the innovative applications of AI within the context of Norway’s national repository of knowledge and cultural heritage, from enhancing cataloging to improving accessibility. The library’s pioneering work includes developing AI models for Norwegian languages, including Sámi, ensuring accuracy and inclusivity. In this talk, I hope to showcase AI’s transformative potential in advancing cultural preservation and public access in Norway.

Bio: Javier de la Rosa is a Senior Research Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the National Library of Norway. A former Postdoctoral Fellow at UNED Digital Humanities Innovation Lab, he holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies with a specialisation in Digital Humanities by the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Seville. Javier has previously worked as a Research Engineer at the Stanford University Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research, and as the Technical Lead at the University of Western Ontario CulturePlex Lab for Cultural Complexity. He is interested in Natural Language Processing applied to historical and literary text, with a special focus on large language models.