May 27, 2022

Stanford Libraries Will Host “Fantastic Futures 2019: AI and Libraries” Conference in December

The two-day “Fantastic Futures 2019: AI and Libraries” conference is scheduled to take place on December 4 & 5, 2019 at Stanford University.

From the Conference Web Page:

That role will libraries play, as trusted sources of information, when more and more of the information we consume is algorithmically generated? How will library values of neutrality, privacy, authority and preservation help shape AI, and how will libraries apply them in a changing landscape? How can libraries leverage AI to transform and elevate their services beyond 20th century modalities?

The Fantastic Futures 2019 conference is a collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the National Library of Norway, and building on the breakout conference of the same name in Oslo 2018.

Direct to Conference Web Page, Sign-Up for Conference Mailing List

Bryan Catanzaro, Vice President, Applied Deep Learning Research, NVIDIA will keynote the conference. 

Direct to Event Report: “Design for AI in Libraries and Archives at the Fantastic Futures Conference”
Report, some video from conference held at the National Library of Norway on December 4, 2018.

See Also: Stanford Libraries AI Website

See Also: Brief Report and Materials From AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse) 2019 Conference Hosted by Carnegie-Mellon University Libraries (June 6, 2019)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.