Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

#RootsTech 2016 -- What's new and What's hot

It is really time to look at what is new in family history. #RootsTech 2016 gives us an insight into the newest developments and trends. The last two days, I have been spending a lot of time listening and talking about the new technology. Between the BYU Family History Technology Workshop and the Innovators Summit I am attending today. I have gotten a bird's eye view of the direction the technology is going. Here is a list of some of the topics so far. Of course, I now have an extensive list of blog topics for the future.

  • Handwriting recognition
  • Document enhancement for hard to read old manuscripts
  • Enhanced and extended hinting technologies 
  • Increasing useful and portable digitalization platforms
  • Artificial intelligence enhanced support for research
  • Increased integration of audio, video and other media
Much of the newer technology is being investigated by the BYU Family History Technology Lab. In addition, #RootsTech 2016 is giving a platform for these emergent technologies for those who interested around the world. 

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