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Innovations, ancient & modern

The AI story

The Museum of AI Artifact Collection captures foundational concepts, memories, and capabilities of the extraordinary people creating artificial intelligence technology. Museum experiences begin with an artifact viewing and discussion in our popup lobby.

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“Your AI Artifact”
by You! (2021; video or image)

Outlaw movie logic engine

Artifact no. 249
“Playwright Logic Machine”
by Douglas T. Ross (1960; software algorithm)

Artifact no. 523514
“Data Driven”
by Kristen Kehrer (2021; spoken word video)

Explainable AI poster

Artifact no. 4471
Explainable AI poster
by Museum of AI (2019; illustration)

Artifact no. 1404
“Go Stones”
by Kiseido (2016; clam & slate)

Artifact no. 2395
“Computer Bug”
by Grace Hopper (1946; moth & acrylic)

Cookin' with AI poster

Artifact no. 14830
“Cookin’ with AI”
by Museum of AI (2019; graphic art)

Artifact no. 2503
by Bell Labs (ret. 1992; silicon, AI chip)

Watson Jeopardy fail image

Artifact no. 14840
“Toronto is a US city!!?”
by Museum of AI (2019; illustration)

drawing of annabelle at bot poets society

Artifact no. 14675
“Love is like a foot on the beach”
by Bot Poets Society (2021; AI-generated poem)

Artifact no. 14807
Popup museum lobby
by Museum of AI (2019; immersive installation)

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In 1960, Douglas T. Ross created a rules-based system to write plots about outlaws. Playwrights sighed a breath of relief. The plots were rather repetitive.

Kristen is founder of Data Moves Me, co-author of “Mothers of Data Science”  with Kate Strachnyi, and was named a 2018 LinkedIn Top Voice in Data Science & Analytics with over 82k LinkedIn Followers.

Since 2010, Kristen has been delivering innovative and actionable machine learning solutions across multiple industries; including utilities, healthcare, and eCommerce.  Just prior to COVID Kristen was a Data Science instructor at UC Berkeley Ext and a Faculty/SME at Emeritus Institute of Management.  Kristen holds an MS in Applied Statistics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Mathematics.

This is some sample text about Explainable AI.

Final two Go stones used in final match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol. The game, also known as the Google DeepMind Challenge Match, was a five-game Go match between 18-time world champion Lee Sedol and AlphaGo, a computer Go program developed by Google DeepMind, played in Seoul, South Korea between 9 and 15 March 2016. AlphaGo won all but the fourth game.

The black stones are made from slate nachiguro mined in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. The white stones are made from a clam called hamaguri.

Bug No. 1: The blood-shot-eye moth

In 1946, when Grace Hopper was released from active duty, she joined the Harvard Faculty at the Computation Laboratory where she continued her work on the Mark II and Mark III. In 1947, operators traced an error in the Mark II to a moth trapped in a relay, coining the term bug. This bug was carefully removed and taped to the log book. Stemming from the first bug, today we call errors or glitches in a program a bug.

This species is in no danger of extinction and has been vexing humans since that monumental discovery.

This poster was used to advertise Museum of AI's inaugural immersive, experiential exhibition at ODSC 2019.

ANNA was built by Yann Lecun and several other researchers at Bell Labs in 1992. However, ANNA never reached the mass market and was retired in 1992. ANNA no longer computes professionally.

Competing in Jeopardy! against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, IBM's Watson AI hazarded a guess that Toronto is a US city. But by the final round, the computer overlord won big.

Love is like a foot on the beach,
A tramp of sand through hazy days.
Day after day, for so many miles,
A bit of ash, a few grains of sand,
Until the beach grows silvery again
And the shadows lie away.

It seemed that never existed, the one thing she took for granted
It is not there. I have often seen a flicker of dust
Dream of one day carried away.

The only world Love knows
Is a slow expanse of dreams.
Love is a whisper gone astray—
That one whose light is far away. At times, when she turns and searches
The grand room for the one thing

Love is a moon on the verge
Of another firmament,
Awakened too soon, too late,
By the far-off laughter of the stars,
But will not be captured by them.

Love is like a swallow on the wing
A flutter of petals, a tangle of lashes,
A touch, a nuzzle at the breast.
Till, when the wing is full, she turns
And whispers that moment in dewy hair
For which we wait through hours of inaudible song.

I know how the corner of a market paves
The sky with silence; how, then, do these
How, like a geyser, the tide comes in; how tide goes out,


BPS is a game created by combining AI models. The more than 1000 possible poems were generated by a GPT2 model fine-tuned for poetry. The keywords, the sentiment score and the drawings are also outputs from machine learning models.

The Museum of AI created an immersive experience at ODSC West 2019. The first of its kind, the MoAI lobby displayed various artifacts and entertained guests for its inaugural run. The lobby and other exhibits may now be seen in the museum virtual exhibition.