Computer systems are beginning to be able to do things we used to believe required human thought—dealing with uncertainty, learning from experience, making predictions, interpreting language, and more. Emerging forms of artificial intelligence can operate on a scale that exceeds human capacity, unlocking the potential of enormous amounts of data. What can this technology do for a museum? How can it make museums and their collections more accessible and useful to the public?
Based on the Center for the Future of Museum’s forecasting report TrendsWatch 2017, available for download here.
Elizabeth Merritt, Vice President for Strategic Foresight and Founding Director of the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums
Anthony Tomaino from Blackbaud’s product management team
Jeffrey Inscho, The Studio at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Original recording date: July 26, 2017