January 22, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone

GSBC General Meeting
AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
Presentation by Thomas MacEntee (online)
Monday, 22 Jan 2024 @ 7pm Eastern
Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required.

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7700104663955078231

Summary:  While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a crossroads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.

About our speaker: So, what if I told you that a Baby Boomer guy with a love of punk rock music but also Renaissance Art, somehow "fell" into the technology industry almost 40 years ago, and then left a lucrative career in information technology to pursue his love of family history and genealogy?

And that his passion for tracing his roots began over 45 years ago when he watched the mini-series Roots on ABC Television at his great-grandparents' house in February 1977?

While some might think these two elements - technology and historical research - are opposites, the truth is "tech people" like Thomas are needed to guide today's genealogists through the maze of options so they can deploy the best apps and devices as they break down those research brick walls.