Can an AI understand human emotion?
That’s the question we wanted to help visitors answer with the “Blackbox” interactive developed for the MIT museum. To embody MIT’s motto, “Mens et manus” (“Mind and hand), we gave visitors first-hand experience working with a neural network instead of explaining how AI works. Our goal was to break open the “black box” that is AI, making this complex technology a little less mysterious and a little more human.
Ultimately, three things have made this experience a hit for the MIT Museum: it’s real, it’s weird, and it’s fun.