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Building an Intelligent Museum Exhibit

30th August 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

If museum exhibits could speak, what would they tell us about our history, community and identity? Until now they have only spoken to us figuratively, but what if they could literally speak to us in their own voice and answer our questions?

Working in collaboration, Black Radley and Microsoft recently created a prototype intelligent exhibit at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. It could detect visitors approaching and speak to them differently depending on their age and whether they looked happy or sad. As well as demonstrating the usefulness of cloud computing and artificial intelligence in providing interpretation tailored specifically to different audiences, it was created for under £100.

On the 30 August a small team of software developers will demonstrate the work that they have been doing at the Harris to build an intelligent museum exhibit using Raspberry Pi, Windows IoT and face recognition to give some long-silent objects a voice.

Free – and drop-in.

All welcome.



30th August 2017
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Harris Museum & Art Gallery


Harris Makerspace
Market Square
Preston, PR1 2PP United Kingdom
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