Mapping out the interface between Cultural Heritage, Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Law in the UK

June 23 2023, 9:00 - June 23 2023, 5:00

Organiser: Dr Paula Westenberger (Brunel University London) with the support of Professor Ruth Ahnert (QMUL, The Alan Turing Institute, Living With Machines)
Venue: The Alan Turing Institute, British Library

The goal of this invitation-only workshop is to map out the copyright law landscape in the United Kingdom governing Artificial Intelligence (AI) usages in the cultural heritage sector. In this context, the workshop will seek to identify any copyright law issues currently facing cultural heritage institutions (and researchers within such contexts) when adopting AI technology, the strategies adopted to overcome any issues, and potential policy solutions to identified issues. This mapping out exercise aims to inform the sector, highlight best practices, and allow contribution to policy debates.
A report containing the main contributions and outcomes from the workshop conversations will be produced.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Brunel Research Interdisciplinary Labs (BRIL) at Brunel University London and the Living With Machines project at The Alan Turing Institute.

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Ruth Ahnert (QMUL, PI of the Living With Machines Project); Dr Carly Cowell (Head of Conservation Policy, RBG Kew); Professor William Latham (Goldsmiths); Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie (Goldsmiths); Professor Mick Grierson (University of the Arts); Benjamin White (PhD researcher focussing on AI and Intellectual Property, Bournemouth / Knowledge Rights 21) and Dr Andrea Wallace (Exeter).

Project research team: Dr Paula Westenberger (PI); Dr Kei-Long Cheung (Co-I) and Dr Despoina Farmaki (Research Associate), Brunel University London

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