Smart World

How Artificial Intelligence is changing our world

Few topics today are more polarising: Will artificial intelligence destroy millions of jobs or will its use usher in a golden age? Opinions could not be more divided. “Smart World”, the new special exhibition at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology), bridges the gap between these two polar opposites.
until July 2024
The exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the world of artificial intelligence and breaks down the myths surrounding it. The exhibition provides guidance and enables visitors to reflect on the multifaceted effects of AI on their own lives and society, and to understand it as a human-made and therefore adaptable technology.

In addition to teaching the technical basics, it focuses on the interactions between humans and machines and their impact on many different areas of life, such as healthcare, education and work: What does living with AI mean for our future and what is this technology all about? Although artificial intelligence is on everyone’s lips, knowledge of its wide range of applications is often limited to small subareas. Smart World provides insights into the “black box” of AI, showcasing a rapidly evolving technology that has already become an integral part of our lives.

Visitors can expect an exhibition setting reminiscent of a winding rabbit hole, with branching corridors inviting them to delve deeper into the subject matter and discover the many different aspects of using artificial intelligence: Starting with applications used at home, such as voice assistants, smart watches and household helpers, the “Internet of Things” and energy-efficient appliances are presented, without neglecting security and data protection aspects.

To promote international exchange and sustainable museum work, this exhibition is part of a European collaboration between the Technisches Museum Wien, the DASA Dortmund and the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada. The collaboration is focused on innovation and sustainability. “Smart World” from the DASA Dortmund was previously shown in Germany and Spain and concludes its European tour at the Technisches Museum Wien. As part of the collaboration, the Technisches Museum Wien presented the “FOODPRINTS” exhibition on food production and sustainability, which was currently shown in Dortmund and is on display in Granada from autumn 2023.

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