Israel: Microsoft Implementing AI in Creating Archive Of David Ben-Gurion’s Handwritten Works
From The Jerusalem Post:
As a part of a joint initiative between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Microsoft, the historical handwritten and printed works of the school’s namesake, former prime minister David Ben-Gurion, will be easily searchable and available to researchers with a plan to create an all-ecompassing archive of the work using artificial intelligence (AI).
In a pioneering move over 20 years ago, the Ben-Gurion Archive digitized the thousands of diary pages and other historical records. While accessible online to all, the sheer quantity of raw data has made comprehensive searching prohibitively difficult. the archive is located at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at the Sde Boker campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
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But a ground breaking partnership between BGU and Microsoft Israel launched two tools on Monday to “bring the archive to life.” The technologies are intended to provide greater insight to researchers and students alike – allowing them to search through the entirety of his physical archive.
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