AALL Webinar: A Researcher’s Guide to the History of AI
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2023 at 11:00 AM (CST)
“We’ve been using AI for years!” – Every Librarian Ever
AI has been quietly shaping our world for decades, and yet the buzz around generative AI continues to grow. What sets it apart? Is it a game-changer in the realm of AI, or just another chapter in an ongoing saga of innovation? Embark on A Researcher’s Guide to the History of AI to uncover the major milestones of the near 70-year-old field, the technology that makes generative AI possible and why we as librarians, have to be informed of the history of the field to be ready for its future.
Any and all interested in AI, want to be more informed on the topic, and would like resources to educate themselves and their teams.
- Discuss the significant milestones in AI’s nearly 70-year journey, unveiling the evolution of this groundbreaking field from its inception to its current state of generative AI.
- Explain the technologies behind generative AI, enabling them to play a pivotal role in guiding their institutions when addressing related topics.
- Victor Chavez, Sheppard Mullin
- Mark J. Williams, Vanderbilt Law School
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Victor Chavez, Sheppard Mullin
Combining his research experiences at the University of California, Los Angeles, with his education at Loyola Law School, Victor enjoys employing his research and legal skills to uncover whatever information or sources are needed for his team. He considers himself fortunate to be in a field that utilizes his enthusiasm for technology and the law, remaining on the cutting edge of legal tech developments, staying up-to-date on vendor services, and sharing his knowledge with colleagues, empowering them to leverage technology's potential in their daily practices. He has immersed himself in the field of AI, educating himself and his team on the advancements, applications, and terminology so that they can continue to provide exemplary service across Sheppard Mullin.
Mark J. Williams, Vanderbilt Law School
He is the Founding Co-Director of the Vanderbilt AI Law Lab (VAILL) and also oversees the collections services department for Vanderbilt Law School’s Massey Law Library and teaches courses in AI and Law Practice, Advanced Legal Research in Business and Securities and Legal Practice Technology.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2017, Williams spent four years at Cornell Law Library, where he served as a digital resources and outreach librarian and taught first-year legal research. He also taught courses in Law Practice Technology, Advanced Legal Research in Intellectual Property, and Advanced Legal Research in Administrative Law. From January 2010 to January 2011, he was a regional director in charge of outreach and constituent services for Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho’s first congressional district. After earning his law degree in 2008, he worked for two years as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily newspaper in Moscow, Idaho.
Williams has been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries since 2013 and currently serves as the chair of the Teach-In Kit Committee of the Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section.