At the end of the Fall 2018 semester, I took part in a hackathon at Microsoft in Cambridge, MA. Together with Microsoft, MIT and the Met Museum in NY, the objective was to find ways to apply AI to the open source archives of the Met’s collection for the public to engage with Art in a new way.
“A unique event took place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Museum curators, engineers, designers, and researchers gathered in The Met’s iconic Great Hall to explore and share new visions about how artificial intelligence (AI) might drive stronger connection between people and art. A highlight from the festivities was the “reveal” of a series of artificial intelligence prototypes and design concepts, developed in collaboration across three institutions: The Met, Microsoft, and MIT.” Chuck Leddy, Office of Open Learning, MIT Daily News, Feb 5th 2019.