Mapping Future Brisbane: AI and Digital Collections

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In 2020, State Library put out a call for innovative and creative uses of our collections through our new Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence program. Dr. Keir Winesmith became our inaugural Digital Collections Catalyst with a project that uses the library’s historical maps and other inputs to create a machine learning model that visualises different futures for the city.

Join us as he shares his experience during his residency to create ‘Mapping Future Brisbane’.

The predictive mapping project combines knowledge from consultation with the people of Brisbane, research into Brisbane’s history, and a large collection of historical maps of Brisbane into a machine learning model that predicted how Brisbane will change into the future. After the machine learning model predicted a future Brisbane, Keir created a 3D interactive tool for users to create their own future Brisbane

Enjoy a live Q&A after the presentation, followed by a networking opportunity on the Queensland Terrace.

A recording of the event will be available after the day and we encourage you to join the conversation online using #slqMakingMeaning #CollectionsAsData #slqDigitalCatalyst, @slqld


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