I wrote a series of posts about Artificial Intelligence for the American Alliance of Museums blog. Here is the beginning of the first one:
Though technology can be confusing to grasp, plagued with alphabet soup syndrome and obfuscating jargon, its ramifications can be transformative. One emerging technology, artificial intelligence (AI), or the use of technology to see patterns, has the potential to vastly improve every aspect of the museum experience. With thought and care, museums can use the technology to implement their greatest promise for society, articulated beautifully by Chris Barr of the Knight Foundation:
What is the link between AI and transforming people’s lives? AI analyzes aggregated data. As Kristen Summers, Technical Delivery Lead for Watson implementations in the Public Sector at IBM, puts it:
AI helps people solve problems better and faster. Its possibilities can only come to fruition if the data required is saved and aggregated, and if practitioners explore the myriad uses in their work. So, what are the uses of AI in museum work?