Activities

London Conference, 26th-27th June 2019, Goldsmiths, University of London

Our first meeting will bring together the core network, and invited museum professionals, academics, policy makers, funders and artists from London for a two day small working group style event. Participants will share current projects, discuss challenges, and develop practices across the sector. We will use this first event to mapping current thinking around ethics, regulation and professional codes of practice with support from Doteveryone.

Curator, Computer, Creator, 4th July 2019, The Barbican

A public event to coincide with the Barbican AI: More than Human Exhibition

Exploring, critiquing and understanding the ethical implications of AI within a museum context is increasingly becoming a pressing need for museums. Could robots replace museum tour guides? Should data decide what exhibitions get commissioned? Can AI help to identify hidden stories in the archives? Join staff from The National Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Goldsmiths University to find out how museums are using AI technologies to develop new ways to see and experience art. Join the discussion, tell us your thoughts, pose questions to our experts and help to shape how museums think about these technologies. Full details here >

New York Conference, 16th-17th September 2019, Pratt Institute

Our second meeting will bring together the core network, and invited museum professionals, academics, policy makers, funders and artists from New York for a two day small working group style event. This event will be programmed in response to questions, challenges, ideas and opportunities that arise from our London meeting in June.

Curator, Computer, Creator: A discussion on museums and AI in the 21st century, 16th September 2019, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

For decades, artificial intelligence has held a prominent position in our collective imagination, powering future visions ranging from transhumanist utopia to dystopian depictions of a world run by machines. As such, exploring, critiquing, and understanding the ethical implications of AI within a museum context is becoming a pressing need. 

In an evening co-hosted by The Interaction Lab at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Museums + AI Network, we’ll explore three different perspectives on AI applications in the museum sector. We’ll begin with a series of talks by a curator, a “computer,” and a creator, followed by discussion. Full details here >

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