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AI for the Study of Ancient Cultures

Lecture Series "Artificial Intelligence in Science and Society"/ Ringvorlesung "K√ľnstliche Intelligenz in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft"

18.05.2022 15:00  – 17:00 

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, Prof. Dr. Nicola Lercari (Institute for Digital Cultural Heritage Studies, LMU) will present his lecture "AI for the Study of Ancient Cultures", the second lecture of the lecture series "Artificial Intelligence in Science and Society."

AI is gaining prominence in the study of ancient civilizations by providing new automated methods for analyzing large corpora of geospatial, material, textual, natural, and artistic data. For instance, Machine Learning algorithms are now widely used for the identification and classification of objects in archaeological collections and ancient features in the contemporary landscape. However, archaeologists using these techniques also face ethical and intellectual challenges. This lecture reviews recent AI applications in archaeology and intends to spark a debate on their role in studying and interpreting the human past.

The lecture is a component of the new minor "AI as a major Minor" (AIM@LMU,, currently in the planning phase, and is open to all LMU students.

When: Wednesday 3-5 pm
Where: Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (A) - A 120, on-site, max. 120 seats
Language: English and German

Please note the currently valid Corona regulations at the LMU. In particular, wearing an FFP2 mask is required if the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained.

We look forward to seeing you there.