When AI met the archive – challenges and milestones at RTVE

Presenter(s): Virginia Bazán Gil (RTVE)

After 3 years of testing AI solutions, in 2020, RTVE launched an AI tender to automatically catalog the television archive. It was a long process in which the archive had performed a leading role. Several years later, RTVE have learnt many lessons, what works and what doesn't, mainly regarding speech technologies and NLP. This has had a direct impact on the goals and the scope of the project, as well as on discussion about how to integrate human cataloging and artificial intelligence.