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Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox

Founder & President, ELC Productions
Erin L. Cox has worked in publishing for over 20 years, as a publicist at Scribner and HarperCollins, book publishing director at The New Yorker, and as Business Development Director at Publishing Perspectives. Erin is currently the Founder and President of ELC Productions where she offers consulting services to international organizations and companies in the publishing space. Twitter: @erinlcox

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AI Goes from Disruptive to Imperative


Release Date: 08/31/2020, Niels Peter Thomas, Mike Groth, Erin L. Cox, Josh Nicholson

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been tested in a handful of academic publishing processes: discoverability, peer review, recommending content, and improving efficiency. But now the technology has advanced to the point where user experience can be highly personalized, scalability can be achieved without sacrificing quality, and machines generate entire books. We are now at a high-tech crossroads and it’s time for publishers to leap. This panel of movers and shakers in AI will explore exactly what can be gained by wider adoption of AI-powered solutions into editorial and production workflows. Stakeholders will discuss real use cases where intelligent automation has freed up time for critical efforts requiring human analysis and subject matter expertise. More importantly, we will tackle head-on the many uncertainties raised by AI, from its mysterious workings and unintended bias to fears about computers replacing people. Bring your questions and prepare to have your anxieties calmed as we imagine a publishing ecosystem of rapid workflows, higher-quality content, and an enhanced experience for authors and readers.