AI For Genealogists

Alberta Family Histories Society member John Smiley introduces a new technology for genealogists: Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”. A brief description is followed by a demonstration of ChatGPT, a free-to-use AI web tool. The technology behind ChatGPT is highly sophisticated and can answer many of your questions for your family research.

Unlock the power of AI in genealogical research with this presentation on leveraging ChatGPT and other AI tools. In this 10-minute session, discover how artificial intelligence can be a valuable asset for genealogists, aiding in the exploration of family and local to add colour to your research. Learn about the advantages AI brings to the table, including providing historical context and identifying possible avenues of research.

However, it’s crucial to navigate the nuanced landscape of AI-assisted genealogy. Delve into the limitations and potential pitfalls, understanding when the technology might fall short or provide unreliable information. Our presentation sheds light on the balance between AI assistance and the critical role of human expertise in validating findings.

Join us to explore the fascinating intersection of genealogy and artificial intelligence, and gain insights into harnessing the benefits while staying vigilant against inaccuracies. As genealogical enthusiasts, let’s embrace the future of research with caution, ensuring that AI serves as a powerful ally in uncovering the rich tapestry of our ancestry. We hope you enjoy the “AI For Genealogists” video.

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