Visual AI and Cultural Heritage Collections

Giles Bergel

Digital Humanities Research Ambassador, Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford

17 February 2022, 5pm (UK time)

This presentation will highlight some of the ways that cultural heritage collections are using computer vision (or visual AI) for collections management and research, focussing particularly on the work of the Oxford Visual Geometry Group and its collaborators. The talk will demo such applications as visual search, image classification, object detection, deduplication and image registration.

Presenter bio

Giles Bergel is Senior Researcher in Digital Humanities in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, with additional appointment as Digital Project Officer at the History of Science Museum in Oxford. A book historian by training, he broadly works on digitisation projects for museums and libraries, particularly those involving computer vision.