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New TSLAC Webinar: “Robots: Our New Helpers or Our New Overlords?”

2018 February 20
by Henry Stokes

The Future is coming at us faster and faster. It wasn’t long ago that the concept of everyone walking around with miniature multi-purpose computers in their pockets was the stuff of science fiction.

It’s a good idea for library staff to stay aware of emerging technology trends that will soon be arriving in our communities. We need to be prepared for the next iPhone or Facebook phenomena.

Join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2 to 3 pm for a free TSLAC webinar from superstar library trainer Carson Block who will be discussing the concepts behind ROBOTS and A.I.

While there’s nothing new about automation systems in libraries,  recent developments in robotics (including autonomous vehicles, drones, and AI chatbots) are turning the whole notion on its head. How are these trends impacting our society now, and how might they begin affecting libraries? This webinar takes a fun and thought-provoking look at the potential and pitfalls of robots and other automation in delivering public services.

Participants will:

  • Learn how automation & robots are impacting life and work
  • Learn how automation & robots are used – and may be used – in libraries
  • Explore strategic perspectives on automation & robots

Hope you will join us.  Register now!

About the Presenter:

Carson Block describing networks

Carson Block has been a library technologist since the Web was a baby – as a library worker, I.T. Director and now a Library Technology Consultant.  He recently conducted hands-on workshops to library staff in over 25 Texas locations as part of TSLAC’s You Can Do I.T. basic library technology series.

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