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The Future Will See You Now: AI for Healthcare, A Library’s Perspective Webinar

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Newly released AI tools are poised to dramatically disrupt multiple industries, including healthcare and libraries. We’ll explore numerous healthcare applications that use AI, both current and in development – from a new industry-saving “bot workforce” to self-driving microscopes. In this special edition of Health Bytes, we’ll discuss the criticisms and concerns this technology is garnering and its potential effect on jobs, education, and libraries. With AI, comes the need for more student–centered learning and greater information literacy needs which libraries can provide. Please come and explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI. Make sure to bring questions for our interactive discussion for this special edition of Health Bytes!

Date & Time: October 18, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT

Registration and additional details can be found on the course page. Questions? Contact Brandon Kennedy, Health Information Strategist for NNLM – Region 3.

Speaker Bios:

Elizabeth A. Gross is Associate Professor of Library Science and Technology at Sam Houston State University. She has written many journal articles on the needs of students in higher education as well as book chapters regarding distance education, AI for preservice teachers, and how to better help principals better understand how to utilize the skills of the school librarian.

Henry Stokes is the Broadband Technology Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission where he’s worked since August 2008. He provides training and consulting for library staff across the state with a focus on broadband and emerging technologies. Henry’s work is guided by his vision for Texas libraries as community technology hubs and for his passion for how libraries play a role in bringing both crucial digital literacy skills and the latest emerging technologies to their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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