Language assistants like Amazon´s Alexa or Google Home are only the most visible applications for artificial intelligence in the publishing world. In addition, there are many more along the entire value chain: computers formulate texts in the editorial department on the basis of tabular information, they help in the production process, find illustrations on a digital drawing tablet or with the mouse in the image database on the basis of quickly produced sketches. Computers also help the organisational departments of scientific publishers to optimise their peer reviewing processes in terms of time and resources, etc. The possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence in general and in the book industry in particular will be the subject of the XXIV Mainz Colloquium on Book Science, the programme of which was compiled by Prof. Dr. Christoph Bläsi.
You can find the program here: XXIV Mainz Colloquium
Date: January 25th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Location: Atrium Maximum of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Host: Institute of Book Science in cooperation with the Gutenberg Society