When you think of artificial intelligence and innovative technology, do you think of museums?
The potential for AI has increasingly become a focus across the museum sector, from experiments by technologists and artists to its use improving visitor services and operations. The Met’s Open Access collection, containing over 406,000 images of artworks from around the world, has laid the foundation for important advancements in artificial intelligence. We first published a mass of images and structured data, free to use and machine-accessible via our API in 2018. Over the last few years, we’ve been working with researchers, scientists, and contemporary artists to consider and advance how AI impacts art and creativity. And in what seems like a different time for us all, last February, we convened a big think about this topic, inviting some of our prior collaborators to speak alongside other experts in machine learning and AI.
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