AI


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.













AI: THE EXHIBITION


AN OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE


“AI: Your Mind & The Machine” will be a traveling science museum exhibition that explores the evolution of thinking machines, from ancient history to modern technology. No other museum exhibit has ever focused solely on the practicality and potential of AI.

The exhibition will be a multi-sensory experience that demonstrates how computers and digital devices are programmed to learn and behave like humans. Beginning with artifacts and images from history, mythology, and popular culture, the exhibit will explore will how the concept of human-like machines has evolved over hundreds of years. Two dozen interactive kiosks will present examples of modern day thinking machines and futuristic companions, in tandem with science’s pursuit of an ever-greater understanding of all that our brain does.

Visitors will learn how AI is fundamentally different from the human brain—while also learning how it is very similar. They will encounter physical manifestations of both entities, with interactives that demonstrate the brain’s problem solving methods—using intuition and reasoning—and how a smart computer operates using logic programming and training methods. Concepts such as “general AI” and “narrow AI,” along with what it means to “know” and have a mind, will be incorporated into the exploration of technology.

Basic programming methods (simple recognition, decision trees, if/then processes) will be demonstrated in such a way that children and adults can see how “thinking”—and other human behaviors—are transformed into machine activity. Visitors will be encouraged to test their own ways of thinking against those employed by various forms of AI.

Visitors will engage with actual applications and videos that demonstrate AI—and explain how it works—including:

• Deep Learning
• Neural Networks
• Computer Vision
• Pattern Recognition
• Natural Language
• Prediction
• Pattern Matching
• Self Learning
• Self Guidance
• Expert Systems


The AI Exhibit will present the current science and technology that underlies AI, from machine learning to voice recognition. This exhibit will give visitors an up-close look at exactly what thinking machines are . . . and
what they might become.


















SPONSORSHIP


“AI: Your Mind & The Machine” is actively seeking sponsors to bring AI education and awareness into science centers and museums across the country. We are looking to partner with organizations interested in fostering a greater understanding of what AI is and what it will be. Sponsorship offers the opportunity to promote artificial intelligence and to encourage exploration, education, engagement, and ethical practices. By sponsoring the exhibition, organizations will take an active role in educating people of all ages about AI. More information about sponsorships is available by contacting us at info@aiexhibit.org








THE TOUR

We will be touring the exhibition around the country promoting an understanding of AI beginning in Fall 2019. Several science museums have already committed to hosting the exhibition, and more information about our schedule will be posted soon. Feel free to contact us with any inquires at
info {at} aiexhibit.org




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