Are we ready to start indexing the 1950 census?
This is April. All the advertising for help, but where is it?
AI will index the census. Us mortals are only able to review it.
In past years, thousands of indexing volunteers spent months or even years making census collections searchable. This year, Ancestry's sophisticated artificial intelligence and handwriting recognition technology will save time by creating an initial index from digital census images. While this index won’t be perfect, it will expedite the review and publication process to let you search for your family’s names in the 1950 census sooner after its release.
Instead of creating an index from scratch, volunteers helping with the 1950 census indexing will be invited to review the automated index to ensure that every name is included and indexed correctly. A human review will refine the index and help ensure that everyone included in the census can be found.
For more info: https://www.familysearch.org/en/info/1950-us-census-project-frequently-asked-questions