8 February 2024

Cultural AI Event – Open up your collections!

PUBLIC EVENT | 8 February 2024 | 13.00-17.30 | Wereldmuseum Leiden

On Thursday, February 8th, 2024, the Cultural AI Lab is hosting its annual network meeting at the Wereldmuseum Leiden (Steenstraat 1, Leiden). The event is free of charge, and you can register here.  

Cultural AI is the study, design and development of socio-technological AI systems that are implicitly or explicitly aware of the subtle and subjective complexity of human culture. It is as much about using AI for understanding human culture as it is about using knowledge and expertise from the humanities to analyse and improve AI technology. It studies how to deal with input and output data in the context of the intended (or other) application areas, how to deal with cultural bias in data and technology and how to build AI technology that is optimised for cultural and ethical values.

Registration link: Registration Cultural AI Event - Leiden - Thursday February 8th, 2024 (office.com)


  • ‘Of Humans, Machines, and Culture’: keynote by Jörg Lehmann, post-doctoral researcher Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
  • ‘Looks Like, Sounds Like – How AI helps researchers discover related media’: by Sara Veldhoen, data engineer at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and Mary-Joy van der Deure, research assistant at UU
  • ‘Improving naming entity recognition on Dutch historical documents’: by Vera Provatorova, postdoc at KNAW HuC and Researcher in Residence at KB
  • ‘Data Quality towards Transparency’: by Gertjan Filarski, project manager datahub ‘Collecties uit Koloniale Context’
  • ‘From Text to Data: AI and Human Expertise in Provenance Linked Open Data’: by Fabio Mariani, research associate Digital Humanities at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • ‘Polyvocal Knowledge Modelling for Ethnographic Heritage Object Provenance’: by Sarah Shoilee, researcher Pressing Matter
  • ‘How can uncovering stereotypes in data make cultural heritage more inclusive?’: by Andrei Nesterov, PhD researcher at CWI, Cultural AI Lab