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November 25, 2020
Write a poem, explain AI, rethink virtual events

News from Museum of AI


September 30, 2020
How it feels to work with human-in-the-loop AI.

News from Museum of AI


September 1, 2020
Good Question: New series on all things AI.

News from Museum of AI


July 9, 2020
Bloomfire Q&A: The Future of AI, Interactive B2B Learning, and More

Museum Executive Director, Tracy Allison Altman, interview


February 10, 2020
Do humans & AI collaborate or collide?

News from Museum of AI



Tell us about your AI challenges.


January 27, 2020
Immerse in Access: Create welcoming, affirmative spaces and experiences for all patrons.

Museum of AI at Immersive Denver's accessibility workshop


October 28, 2019
Museum of AI opens satellite at data science conference

Immersive popup at ODSC West


August 26, 2019
Paul McLachlan, PhD joins Museum of AI as Artificial Intelligence Advisor

Museum expands AI advisory council


May 28, 2019
Jessica Austgen is Head Writer at Museum of AI

Museum expands AI experiential creative team


April 30, 2019
Lonnie Hanzon named Artistic Director of Museum of AI

Popup museum expands team creating AI experiential learning


April 23, 2019
Museum of AI is demystifying artificial intelligence with experiential learning

Popup museum where people see, touch, work with real AI


AI Angel or Devil?

Write a poem, explain AI, rethink virtual events
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Denver, Nov 25, 2020

Bienvenidos. Welcome.

Museum of AI is happy to announce a new online experience: Guided by actors, visitors learn AI concepts and solve challenges in a game-like, escape-room environment. See the sneak preview.

We will blend our experience content with gathering apps such as Mmhmm, Gather, Zoom, Underline Science, and Whova. And I’m pleased to be a ‘private alpha’ host for an intriguing new app called Nowhere.


Speaker speaking to crowd

Explaining AI, 2021 edition.

Preparing for a couple of upcoming talks, I’m thinking about innovative ways of explaining AI to decision makers.

1. Reframe the online event. With artificial intelligence and virtual events booming, I still see an urgent, unmet need to explain AI effectively. WFH has encouraged many to go beyond the PowerPoint webinar. But let’s not try replicating the face-to-face experience because a) it’s not possible, and b) we can create new forms of interacting that would not happen in meatspace (should we bring it back? I'm tiring of ‘virtual’ and ‘IRL’). Clever content now will give us a leg up when hybrid events start happening.

2. Avoid another hay ride. Better to engage people by challenging them and nurturing connections with a shared experience. Comedy and escape rooms are useful and desirable. But the real opportunity is attaching them to meaningful content before, during, and after: People will walk away with a deeper understanding of AI concepts ~ and a smile on their face. For instance: What should decision makers do when an AI goes off the rails? Restrict/ban its use, or repair/improve it? Pull them into a realistic, hands-on example wrapped in an appealing story.

Hear about practical ways to create state-of-the-art immersive experiences suitable for an executive audience. I invite to you to join my talk: Build a Better Virtual Tech Conference: Laugh First, Learn Later on Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:00pm Eastern. Register now for this free event. Next month I’ll share new trends in communicating AI-generated evidence.




Museum of AI water bottle on white fur

Hello darkness, my old friend. Will AI unite us in the end?

AI poetry contest! The museum is curating a collection of poems about artificial intelligence, and we want to hear yours! Best one wins a gorgeous water bottle. Any type of poem, really - limericks are good!

Send your verse to frontdesk@museumof.ai, or tweet it, or post on Instagram, and tag @MuseumofAI #moaipoem.

To kick things off, we offer hAIku:
What is in my past / That will decide my future / Do I have a choice

Until next time,
Tracy
Executive Director

P.S. Want to host a popup? Contact us frontdesk@museumof.ai
Photo credit: Miguel Henriques on Unsplash

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai


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How it feels to work with human-in-the-loop AI.
News from Museum of AI

Denver, Sep 30, 2020

Hello museum enthusiasts!

I feel AI impacting here!

Tune in Tomorrow is one of my favorite movies (sadly overlooked). Stellar satire about a radio show, starring Peter Falk and a young Keanu Reeves. The best line: “I feel reality impacting here!”

That sums 2020 up for me. Art can reveal what technology alone cannot, the concept behind Museum of AI core strategy: Combining a low-fi immersive storytelling aesthetic with rigorous AI learning objectives. For instance, one museum experience considers whether AI is the devil’s handmaiden (a ridiculous idea, at least until Lucifer codes his own algo).

The museum is creating 3D experiences where people scroll/stroll through artifacts and exhibits, then participate in experiential learning. All designed to reinforce key principles about decision-making with artificial intelligence.


man wth crossed arms

Correction. People and machines can work together in many ways. Key considerations are: Who decides what qualifies as an 'exception'? Who sets the guardrails? And who makes the final call? Human-AI collaboration on decision making, also known as human-in-the-loop AI or augmented intelligence, can be split into finely grained categories. Industry leaders have offered so many tables, analyses, articles, and matrices!

What examples would you find helpful in explaining augmented intelligence to your audience? With our partners, we are illustrating concrete Human+AI use cases, everything from recommending a health intervention to marketing a new TV series.


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AI + Justice = ?

The museum team is organizing an online Good Question gathering to examine the pluses/minuses of artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system. Agenda items include review of pretrial risk-assessment algorithms and research on their validity. Stay tuned for your invite to attend at no charge. Who would you like to hear from? Do you want to give a talk?

Security team takeover! Finally, inspired by #hashtagTheCowboy at the National Cowboy Museum (and their funky 3D tour), we’ve gone live with the security cams watching over our AI artifacts.

Until next time,
Tracy
Executive Director

P.S. RIP Ari the standard poodle, MoAI Head of Security and beloved friend.
Photo credit: Tamara Gore and Andres Hernandez on Unsplash

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




bullhorn on wall

Good Question: New series on all things AI.
News from Museum of AI

Denver, September 1, 2020/Museum of AI/- Hello friends! These certainly are interesting times for artificial intelligence, and for museums. We are doubly blessed. Museum of AI is dedicated to showing people what it’s like to work with real-world machine intelligence, hopefully without sucking the fun out of it.

The need to figure out AI is accelerating. While our live events are postponed, we are creating online experiences true to our actor-led, tongue-in-cheek aesthetic. The possibilities give this pandemic cloud a silver lining.

Good Question: New series on all things AI.

I am proud to say Museum of AI is launching a series of gatherings, each exploring a Good Question about business, science, or policy. Questions will be tackled by creators and practitioners, policy-makers, business execs, researchers, community members, and hopefully you.
Expect unique, interactive content about pressing issues: Evidence-based analysis, thoughtful insights, and nuanced answers. The gatherings will be online for now.

Good Question #1: 'Does AI belong in crime prevention?' Stay tuned for an announcement. Future events will address:

'How should policy-makers respond to broken or flawed AI?'
'Which AI applications are most promising for cities of the future?'

Let us know what you’d like to ask.


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Human-in-the-loop AI is a focus area for the museum: Technology designed to work with people, rather than replace them. Sometimes it’s called human-AI collaboration or augmented intelligence. This is where humans and machines do what they do best, together making better decisions and producing better outcomes. Museum Executive Director, Tracy Allison Altman, wrote recently about how House Hunters is similar to human-in-the-loop AI.
Photo credit: Franck V. on Unsplash

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai

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Bloomfire Q&A: The Future of AI, Interactive B2B Learning, and More
Museum Executive Director, Tracy Allison Altman, interview

Denver, July 9, 2020/Museum of AI/- In a Q&A with enterprise knowledge-sharing vendor Bloomfire, Museum of AI's Executive Director, Tracy Allison Altman, touched on several topics including the future of knowledge at work, human-AI interaction, and challenges facing business decision-makers.

On the future of knowledge at work, Tracy said:
"I believe that as AI gets smarter and better at explaining itself, the strongest people will learn from that and develop a better understanding of how to make systematic, high-quality decisions. They will thrive, contribute more value, and learn to explain knowledge that’s rigorous and understandable."

"Technology will continue to eliminate drudgery and dull, repeatable tasks with tools such as robotic process automation (RPA). This should free people up to capture and share the knowledge that’s most important, the stuff the machines can’t do on their own. I hope people will be inspired to create new ways to present knowledge, to make it more understandable, accessible, and reusable."

On knowledge and decision-making:
"It’s incredibly difficult to understand how people know what they know, and decide what they decide. Oftentimes we don’t or can’t articulate this to others, and sometimes we don’t understand it ourselves."

"It’s equally difficult, and just as important, to understand how machines “know” what they know, and how algorithms make recommendations or choices." Photo credit: Madeline Jacobson - Bloomfire

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




AI Museum sign

Do humans & AI collaborate or collide?
News from Museum of AI

Denver, Feb 10, 2020

Hello hello!
Lots is happening at Museum of AI. Smiles all around.


New fintech experiences!

Artificial intelligence has huge potential for important finance functions. Tech can overcome human weaknesses, but it can also introduce harmful algorithmic bias.

I’m very pleased to say the museum is developing immersive experiences about AI for lending, investing, and underwriting. We will explore behavioral economics, fairness, and financial outcomes: How are key players being affected? Guests will discover how people and AI can collaborate or collide. Stay tuned for dates & locations.

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Announcing the AI Artifacts Archive

Museum of AI is dedicated to documenting the evolution of artificial intelligence capabilities, limitations, and impact: Capturing the whole AI story.
The museum is archiving artifacts of illustrative moments, places, and policies. Quick example: When IBM Watson responded “What is Toronto?” to a Jeopardy! question about U.S. cities. The archive is gaining steam and getting great suggestions. Let us know what you'd like to see.

Jeopardy IBM Watson US Cities clue


About accessibility.

Our experiential installations show how it feels to see, touch, and work with AI. We always want to maintain accessibility when choosing the props, improv comedians, puzzle parts, and funky sets for our experiences. Museum of AI has formed an advisory group to address accessibility issues: Let us know if you are interested.
Until next time,
Tracy
Executive Director

P.S. Want to host a popup? Contact us frontdesk@museumof.ai
Photo credit: Marja van Bochove

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Jeff adding note to paper on wall

Immerse in Access: Create welcoming, affirmative spaces and experiences for all patrons.
Museum of AI at Immersive Denver's accessibility workshop

Denver, Jan 28, 2020/Museum of AI/- Museum of AI co-founder Jeff Altman participated in Immersive Denver's workshop, Immerse in Access on Jan 27, hosted by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Off-Center.

Jeff said "The Museum of AI wants everyone to enjoy our installations. We always seek to design accessibility into our guest flow, storytelling, puzzles, props, and sets. This workshop helped us realize how much more we can do. As a result, the museum is forming an advisory group to address accessibility issues and welcomes input from anyone interested."

Immersive Denver compiled this accessibility guide and resources.

Stephanie Wolf, Arts Reporter for Colorado Public Radio, covered the event. Read Stephanie's post here. The DCPA wrote about the event here.
Photo credit: Stephanie Wolf

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Museum of AI opens satellite at data science conference
Immersive popup at ODSC West

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28, 2019/Museum of AI/- The Museum of AI is delighted to announce a satellite installation at ODSC West (Open Data Science Conference) in South San Francisco, CA on Oct 29. Tracy Altman, Executive Director, said "Thousands of data scientists gather at ODSC to share research, explore innovative technology, and make new connections. It's a perfect setting for Museum of AI."

Altman said the immersive theater popup will showcase the museum's Cookin' with AI production, where guests consider the impact of artificial intelligence on food and cooking. "Expect escape room-type challenges, interactions with improv comedians, and hands-on AI experiences" she explained.

The museum's permanent collection of artifacts documents the development of artificial intelligence and its influence on the decisions that impact people's lives. A sample of these artifacts will be displayed in the popup museum lobby at ODSC.

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Paul McLachlan, PhD joins Museum of AI as Artificial Intelligence Advisor
Museum expands AI advisory council

DENVER, August 28, 2019/Museum of AI/- The Museum of AI is delighted to announce that Paul McLachlan, PhD has joined its Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council. Tracy Allison Altman, museum Executive Director, said “Paul brings a fantastic combination of analytical, research, and communication skills. As a Museum of AI advisor he will help guide development of events and experiences."

McLachlan heads up data science in the San Francisco office of Ericsson’s Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator and is a published author. He is passionate about communicating data science concepts and values to business executives and other non-expert audiences.

McLachlan said “I’m excited to work with this innovative organization. We share a commitment to demystifying AI through experiential learning.”

The Museum of AI’s mission is to build understanding. “We provide a hands-on way for people to work with artificial intelligence,” says Altman. “Our immersive exhibits bring complex AI concepts into focus so everyone can experience them firsthand.” Museum guests interact with game-driven challenges, immersive theater, and rigorous technical content integrating real-world AI technology.

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Jessica Austgen is Head Writer at Museum of AI
Museum expands AI experiential creative team

DENVER, May 28, 2019/Museumof AI/- The Museum of AI has named Jessica Austgen as its Head Writer. Lonnie Hanzon, Artistic Director of the museum, said “Jessica’s rare combination of skills - writing, acting, improv & teaching - are a perfect storm for this project. To top it off, she has a wicked sense of humor, which makes the work really fun."

At the True West Awards, Jessica Austgen was named 2018 Colorado Theatre Person of the Year. Her many accomplishments include Sin Street Social Club (playwright), Curious Theatre’s Collapse (actor), and improv festivals (performer, instructor, organizer).

The Museum of AI’s mission is to build understanding. “We provide a hands-on way for artificial intelligence vendors to show people how AI powers can be used for good,” says Executive Director Tracy Allison Altman. Our experiential learning exhibits bring complex AI concepts into focus so people can experience them firsthand. Participants interact with game-driven challenges, immersive theater, and rigorous technical content integrating real-world AI products.

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Lonnie Hanzon named Artistic Director of Museum of AI
Popup museum expands team creating AI experiential learning

DENVER, Apr. 30, 2019/Museumof AI/- The Museum of AI has named Lonnie Hanzon as its Artistic Director. Tracy Allison Altman, Executive Director of the museum, made the announcement: "We are delighted that Lonnie is joining our leadership team. His creative talent and large-project experience will make him an essential contributor to our immersive installations about humans working with artificial intelligence."

Hanzon is a Colorado-based installation artist. Altman continued, "I have been a longtime fan of Lonnie's, so the opportunity to work alongside him means a lot to me personally. We’ve put together a stellar team of artists, writers, puzzle masters, technologists, and educators. Our experiential learning exhibits bring complex AI concepts into focus so people can experience them firsthand.”

The Museum of AI's mission is to build understanding. "We provide a hands-on way for artificial intelligence vendors to show people how their technology products can help them make decisions," Altman said. Participants interact with game-driven challenges, immersive theater, and rigorous technical content integrating real-world AI products.

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai




Museum of AI is demystifying artificial intelligence with experiential learning
Popup museum where people see, touch, work with real AI

DENVER, Apr. 22, 2019/Museumof AI/- Tracy Allison Altman announced the Museum of AI, offering experiential installations where people learn about artificial intelligence: "Think 33% immersive experience and 67% rigorous AI learning. Museum of AI is the culmination of years of applied research. Our mission is to build understanding: We provide a compelling, hands-on way for artificial intelligence vendors to show people how they can apply their technology."

Altman, museum Executive Director, said "We've put together a stellar team of artists, writers, puzzle masters, technologists, and educators to create experiential learning programs. Exhibits at Museum of AI bring complex concepts into focus so people can experience them firsthand." Participants interact with game-driven challenges, immersive theater, and rigorous technical content integrating real-world AI products.

About Museum of AI
Museum of AI creates interactive experiences, online and in-person, showing what it's really like to work with artificial intelligence.

Contact
Name: Jeff Altman, VP Sales and Marketing
Company: Museum of AI
Phone: 415.985.4479
email: jeff@museumof.ai
twitter: @MuseumofAI
url: https://museumof.ai



Collaborate, don’t collide, with AI. See the various flavors of Human+AI collaboration and how they are transforming daily work. Sign up to receive our new guide, Humans+AI, Deciding Together.


Get our insights about the future of Humans+AI.