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IRIS+ Part One: Designing + Coding a Museum AI

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of a very small cadre of museums experimenting with chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). (Well, that seems appropriate. They …

Designing an AI Voice for the Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is the second of two posts exploring IRIS+, an AI chatbot at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In part one, Daniel Morena, founder and creative technologist at of …

Futurist Friday: Argumentative AI

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In TrendsWatch 2017 I explored the implications of increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) for society and for museums. Museums are already using AI to converse with …

For Your AAM2019 Schedule: Talking about the Future with Your Community

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Heads up on a session I’ll be moderating at the annual meeting in New Orleans next week: Engaging Community in Conversations about the Future Wednesday, May 22, 11 am – noon, Room 356-357 …

Decolonizing the Future: museums as agents of generational equity

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
“We treat the future like a distant colonial outpost devoid of people, where we can freely dump ecological degradation, technological risk, nuclear waste and public debt, and that we feel …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 7/28/2017

Category: Alliance Blog
1. The National Museums of Scotland has launched a ‘contactless donation experience’. The museums wanted to “make donating as easy as dropping a coin in a bucket” while integrating “the act …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 5/26/2017

Category: Alliance Blog
Happy weekend! This week’s Roundup shares stories about Memorial Day, the President’s budget, global professional development, 3D digitization and 404 errors. Enjoy! 1. While Memorial Day …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 6/2/2017

Category: Alliance Blog
Happy weekend! This week’s Roundup shares stories about commitments to environmental sustainability, collection digitization (advances and detractions) and a hateful incident at the …

Access: No Longer About Unlocking the Front Door

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ve blogged about my brief experience with Google Glass at the Tech@LEAD conference. Turns out @nealstimler loaned that same pair of specs to Nik Honeysett, head of administration at …

One From Each Category: Part 1

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Sometimes I find myself fixating on one category of change, usually technology, since it gets so much coverage in the press. Who can resist news about robots and 3-D printing? (Or 3-D …

Double Duty: How a historic botanical garden reached a balance in managing its plant and art collections

Category: Collections Stewardship
All museums face many challenges maintaining and displaying their collections. But these challenges are exacerbated when collections of vastly different needs and care protocols share the …

Synesthesia: Multisensory experiences for a multisensory world

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Remember when you looked at a painting, listened to music, tasted your food, smelled perfume and touched a (real, physical) object? The rich messiness of the five human senses has always …

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