How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Historians Better Understand Our Past
Historians say the application of modern computer science to the distant past helps draw connections across a broader swath of the historical record than would otherwise be possible, correcting distortions that come from analyzing history one document at a time. But it introduces distortions of its own, including the risk that machine learning will slip bias or outright falsifications into the historical record. All this adds up to a question for historians and others who, it’s often argued, understand the present by examining history: With machines set to play a greater role in the future, how much should we cede to them of the past?
You can find this interesting article at: https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/04/11/1071104/ai-helping-historians-analyze-past/.