The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses over 1.5 million works of art spanning 5,000 years. Now, The Met is exploring artificial intelligence to make its collection accessible to the 3.9 billion internet-connected people worldwide.
According to the project website, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched their Open Access platform in 2017, making all images and data relating to public-domain artworks in its vast collection available to everyone online. The Met’s Open Access Program seeks to make the museum’s collection one of the most accessible, discoverable, and useful on the internet. Now, The Met is collaborating with Microsoft to take this initiative to the next level, utilizing artificial intelligence to help audiences better discover these artworks and develop meaningful connections with them."
The project is very useful for global online audiences to connect with the works of art that even dating back to the Renaissance.