project sought to explore the use of AI and robotic machine to support public digital archiving in South Africa. Public archives preserve crucial records of communities for ease of access. There is a need to incorporate the use of AI and intelligent robotic machines to support the preservation of, and access to, records in the public archives of South Africa. This will be quantitative study were a close and open-ended questionnaire will be sent to national and provincial archivists to participate in the study. AI and robotic machine can be used to support the digital archives in ensuring that digital archives are safe and protected and provide access to digital archives. A framework on the application of AI was also recommended to assist with the utilisation of AI for the management of public digital archives in South Africa.