homenews ” experience artificial intelligence up close – exhibition at the german museum

Experience artificial intelligence up close - exhibition at the Deutsches Museum

From December 20, 2023 to January 9, 2024, more than 20,000 visitors visited the exhibition “Can AI learn to see?” at the Science Communications Lab (SCL) of the Deutsches Museum München. In collaboration with the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR ), the exhibition showcased state-of-the-art AI applications, particularly in the field of computer vision.

Computer vision is designed to simulate the visual ability of computers. This is achieved through the ongoing development of algorithms and models that are able to understand, interpret and react to visual data from images or videos. The basic principles range from the recognition of images and objects to the spatial analysis of scenes.

Visitors explored how simple sensors and cameras can reproduce and map complicated 3D spaces in a matter of seconds. A satellite from DLR’s Earth observation satellite mission was also part of the exhibition. The data collected on the composition of the earth’s surface has already been used as part of a hackathon.

Another demo showed image generation using the deep learning text-to-image tool Stable Diffusion. The interactive AMELIE object recognition exhibit was particularly exciting for young and old alike. By using data enhancement techniques, it was possible to optimize the detection of objects. Visitors thus actively contributed to the real-time learning of the AMELIE system. The interaction with the AI aroused great curiosity, especially among families and children.

Exhibitions like this are also intended to promote direct dialog between visitors and scientists in order to convey an understanding of AI to a broad audience.