Workshop Details

Reading Goes Electric: The Rise, Evolution, and Significance of the eBook

Can ebooks (especially free ones) make us more human? What would Thomas Jefferson say about ebooks? How powerful can artificial intelligence be if it grows on a low protein diet? What if Google (or something like it) "ruled" the world? How did IBM's Watson (computer) get so smart anyway? Look at the present -- it hints boldly at a possible future, for ebooks and digital texts in general. What would a world corpus of recorded (textually remembered) knowledge make possible?

  • Category: Library Research
  • Type: Demonstration/Discussion
  • Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: 212 Capen Hall, North Campus
  • Reasonable Accommodations: If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact our office (, 716-645-7700) as soon as possible.

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