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Dust and Data cooperation featured at Belvedere website

Our ongoing cooperation with the Belvedere now has its own entry at their website. See our previous blog posts concerning results for this DAD case study [1,2,3,4], as well as the following publication:

Flexer A.: Discovering X Degrees of Keyword Separation in a Fine Arts Collection, in Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning, Machine Learning for Media Discovery Workshop, Vienna, Austria, PMLR 108, 2020.

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DAD at the “Artificial Intelligence?” exhibition of the TMW

The Technical Museum Vienna (TMW) has just opened their new exhibition on “Artificial Intelligence?”, where a robot invites you to come on a journey through the history of AI.

This includes a model of a weaving loom programmable by punch cards or a transparent model of the human brain.

There are also interactive stations e.g. trying to guess your emotional status via camera, which is appearantly not easy with visitors wearing masks due to COVID-19. You can also try to teach a dog/cat classifier by showing it respective pictures.

The top floor is dedicated to the intersection of AI and the Arts, concentrating on music, literature and visual arts.

This is also where our robot “curator” Dusty as well as our exploration of automatic colorization of classic statues is being featured.

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“Der Kurator ist eine Maschine”

Austrian newspaper Kurier published an article about using machine learning to curate museum collections, mentioning our DUST AND DATA project (in German, behind paywall).

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Mid-term Conclusive Space in Drosendorf

The DUST AND DATA team evaluated their progress and current status in a one week workshop at Drosendorf (Lower Austria). We also planned the second year of the project including concrete next steps for our three Case Studies: the Glyptothek of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Volkskundemuseum Wien and the Belvedere.