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Weekly News Digest

April 25, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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NFAIS Taps AI Expert to Keynote Its Next Conference

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that Aaron Halfaker—a computer scientist who developed ORES (Objective Revision Evaluation Service), an AI product that grades the quality of Wikipedia edits—will be the closing keynote speaker at NFAIS’ May 15–16, 2019, conference, Artificial Intelligence: Finding Its Place in Research, Discovery and Scholarly Publishing.

The event will explore the applications and implications of AI across all sectors of scholarship, and Halfaker will discuss “Wikipedia’s most pressing and strategically important research questions, as well as how he and Wikimedia’s research team of 6 people are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to solve skewed representation, retain newcomers, and manage volunteer disputes.”

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