The digital museum as platform v2

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Talk given at MuseumNext 2013 in Amsterdam.

In this talk I focus on artificial intelligence and semantic technologies as key trends and distruptive tools and try to tie these to the importance of a robust and flexible digital museum platform.

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  • And all our efforts are guide by this statement:Our mission: to embody and develop the prerequisites for everyone to be able to gain insight into cultural heritage.It might seem a little clunky, but that’s my poor translation.
  • And all our efforts are guide by this statement:Our mission: to embody and develop the prerequisites for everyone to be able to gain insight into cultural heritage.It might seem a little clunky, but that’s my poor translation.
  • Ok, so next up, I’d like to talk about another profound trend, that will have a deep and big impact on the way we work with and around our digital collections:Semantic Web.
  • Entities + relationsExternally + internally
  • Googles Knowledge Graph is about building a representative model of the world, so that people, places, events, things and concepts are connected in accordance to the way their are connected in the real world.The Knowledge Graph will help Google serving better search results, by understanding what you’re searching for – the real thing – instead of just the string of characters you supply in your search. This transformation of the way Google works will have a massive impact on GLAMs and our ability to serve valuable information and knowledge to our users and audiences...
  • The digital museum as platform v2

    1. 1. THE DIGITAL MUSEUM AS PLATFORMMuseum Next 2013, AmsterdamJacob R. Wang, National Museum of Denmark#museumnext // @jacob_wang
    2. 2. The National Museum of DenmarkEstablished 1807550 employees | 1 million hours | 35 million Euro
    3. 3. The National Museum of DenmarkEstablished 180710 million objects| 2 million images | 1 library
    4. 4. MISSIONThe National Museum embody and develop the prerequisites foreveryone to be able to gain insight into cultural history
    5. 5. WHAT’S NEXT?
    6. 6. Zuse Z3 (1943)
    7. 7. Odense City Museums, 1998
    8. 8. Graphics from Smithsonian Learning Model >> CLICK MENEWsocial, communication, learning, creation, sharingMECHANICS
    9. 9. WE’RE MOVINGFrom analogue to digitalFrom broadcast to interactionFrom product to platformAND WE NEED STRATEGY TO DO THAT
    10. 10. GOOD STRATEGY?”I will predict the future, and use this to carefully plan our work inthe years to come!”
    11. 11. WHAT’S NEXT?Relevant trends and powerful toolsFurther SoLoMo, Semantic Web, Artificial IntelligenceNatural interfaces, Image recognition, Augmented Reality
    12. 12. WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?Pick principles and tactics + do stuffOpen Access, Linked Open DataDigitisation, Infrastructure development, Metadata-productionDevOps, Validated Learning, Government 2.0
    13. 13. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    14. 14. 1997: Kasparov vs Deep Blue
    15. 15. Humans vs Watson (2011) Link2011: Humans vs Watson
    16. 16. WATSONWatson is an artificial intelligence computer system capableof answering questions posed in natural language (…)Watson has access to 200 million pages of structured andunstructured content(*) (…) including the full text of Wikipedia.Wikipedia(*) 4 TBs ofencyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, newswirearticles, literaryworks, databases, taxonomies, ontologies
    17. 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFR3lOm_xhEWatson in action:
    18. 18. CULTURAL HERITAGE WATSON?Consumer (pocket) technology, Internet connected, Faster, Better, SmarterWill we have content ready?Structured & Unstructured
    19. 19. fromMUSEUM PROTOCOLStoMUSEUM COLLECTION SYSTEMtoMUSEUM COLLECTION & KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMtoMUSEUM AI
    20. 20. SEMANTIC WEB
    21. 21. OK, so...We’ve got a lot of our objects registeredWe’ve got the ~10 basic information about objectsWe need more info about the objectsWe need CONTEXT infoWe need CONNECTIONSto other objects, people, places, times,concepts, ideas, phonomena
    22. 22. Semantic Web / Linked DataIs about doing what the web enable us to do:Converge our collectionsOvercome the limits of time and spaceGive easy and one stop, one serve accessBuild our ressources into ONE by connecting them(properly, through Linked Data technologies)
    23. 23. PLATFORM DREAMS
    24. 24. We forget HISTORY! 02ContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontend
    25. 25. ContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontendContentFrontend
    26. 26. What’s next to my museumDigitisation + metadataproductionFlexibility, Scalability, SustainabilitySemantic Web + Artificial Intelligence
    27. 27. THANK YOU!
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