24 June 2020: Museums and AI: Imagining the AI We Want for Museums – Dr Oonagh Murphy

To help celebrate the launch of the Digital Cultural Heritage cluster in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh, a virtual seminar will take place on 24 June, 4pm. All are welcome, and you can sign up here:

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Museums and AI: Imagining the AI We Want for Museums

Museums are, by their very nature, data centric institutions. They are collectors and creators of a diverse range of data, be that the bone density of a dinosaur, the market value of an artwork, the most viewed collection item on their website, or how long visitors spend in a particular gallery. AI technologies bring new opportunities and challenges to the collection and analysis of this data, and as such, museums need to create a new model for data management which is socially focused and ethically robust. This is indeed a challenge, and a significant one at that, but museums as an institution offer a unique platform for critical enquiry, and the development of data literacy skills within wider society.

This talk will examine these challenges and possible opportunities through a series of case studies that have been developed through the Museums and AI Network.

Dr Oonagh Murphy is Lecturer in Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London / the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship . Oonagh is also the co-founder of the Museums and AI Network.

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