There is no modern technology as talked about as artificial intelligence. AI is in the headlines, it’s in our computing devices, and it is a pervasive topic when pondering our future. AI is at once exciting, wondrous, mysterious, misunderstood, praised, and feared.
People are reading about it in the news and hearing about its use in an ever-growing number of consumer products, but they are not discovering what artificial intelligence really is, how it works, what it can do, and what it might do.
Children aren’t taught about AI in schools, and adults in the workplace aren’t typically instructed in ways that they can use AI. Their primary exposure to what makes artificial intelligence work is through science fiction in all its media forms (movies, TV, books, etc.). These kids and their families also happen to be some of the most frequent attendees of museums.
AI: The Exhibit presents a unique opportunity to educate people of all ages about artificial intelligence. In doing so, it will inspire them to find out more about AI, and perhaps investigate how AI will be part of their future—as end users and even as developers. No other hands-on experience is attempting to bring the reality of AI directly to the people who will be using it, and possibly creating it, in the years to come.