Debating AI in Archaeology: applications, implications, and ethical considerations

TENZER, Martina, PISTILLI, Giada, BRANSDEN, Alex and SHENFIELD, Alex (2024). Debating AI in Archaeology: applications, implications, and ethical considerations. Internet Archaeology (67): 8.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a recent development. However, with increasing computational capabilities, AI has developed into Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, technologies particularly good at detecting correlations and patterns, and categorising, predicting, or extracting information. Within archaeology, AI can process big data accumulated over decades of research and deposited in archives. By combining these capabilities, AI offers new insights and exciting opportunities to create knowledge from archaeological archives for contemporary and future research. However, the ethical implications and human costs are not yet fully understood. Therefore, we question whether AI in archaeology is a blessing or a curse.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 0403 Geology; 2101 Archaeology; 4301 Archaeology
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2024 16:59
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 12:45

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