FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022: The Role of AI in Archiving and Data Management

You can learn so much when you take the time to speak to those on the frontline of your industry, to hear their vision and what they’re dealing with. Having attended the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, last month, I can say with some certainty that the world of archiving and data management is being seen as essential to democracy, which is an important mission, but alongside that is a lot of looming change – in how the role of an archivist works, what skills they need and how the wider world sees their work.