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SHIFT Project update: Metadata and a Text-to-Speech tool

The SHIFT project has produced two new videos for heritage professionals. They are part of the work being done by the 13 partners (including heritage) to make cultural heritage more accessible, inclusive, and appealing using the latest advances in technology.

The first video explains some of the work SHIFT has been doing to produce a Text-to-Speech tool for cultural heritage. The tool uses affective speech synthesis to link emotions with acoustics. In one example, a video provided by the Balkan Museum Network was not only translated and voiced over using AI, but the voice was processed to carry affect, that is, to convey relevant emotions.

Watch the video below and subscribe to the project’s YouTube page:



Webinar Video: Webinar: Metadata in museum collections

The second video the team released is a recording of the recent webinar on Metadata in Museum Collections, organized by the Balkan Museum Network in February. Webinar instructor Fetja, an information and communication expert researching and practicing in the fields of data science, information sciences, knowledge management, and communications, explored the importance of metadata and descriptions in managing museum collections and artifacts as well as strategies for effective digital cataloging of collections and sub-collections.

Watch a recording of this SHIFT webinar that was designed for museum professionals, curators, and anyone interested in the intersection of culture, technology, and information management.



About SHIFT: SHIFT is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program. It brings together 13 leading research and industrial organizations and SMEs with a common vision: to strengthen the impact of cultural heritage assets. SHIFT will produce an array of tools taking advantage of the latest developments in fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Haptics, and Auditory Synthesizers to increase the appeal of historical artifacts, improving their accessibility and usability for everyone through better content representation, enriched user experiences, inclusive design, training, and more engaging business models. Find out more here: https://shift-europe.eu/



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