Cybernetic Ebooks: A Panel on Machine Learning and AI in Book Production

Auditorium BC

Tools are at the core of the daily work of book production, whether print or digital, because they directly impact our efficiency and the quality of the final product. Thanks to growing amounts of available data and the increased processing power of modern computers, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become popular tools to solve certain classes of problems. However, alongside the growing opportunities and potential advantages of applying these technologies to book production, there is also a perceived “dark side” to ML/AI that has many in the book industry worried that it will automate and replace their jobs. The panelists will share their different approaches to applying ML/AI at their companies and their outcomes, highlighting both strengths and limitations, as they consider a vision of a more automated publishing workflow.