Workshop 2: Jeff Steward, ‘Elephants on Parade or: A Cavalcade of Discoveries from Five CV Systems’
Jeff Steward (Harvard Art Museums) presented his paper ‘Elephants on Parade or: A Cavalcade of Discoveries from Five CV System‘ at the second AEOLIAN workshop ‘Reimagining Industry / Academic / Cultural Heritage Partnerships in AI’ on Monday 25th October 2021.
Abstract: In 2014 the Harvard Art Museums (HAM) started exploring third party AI systems as part of an effort to create new paths into the museum’s collection of 250,000 art objects. That exploration led HAM to integrate not just one computer vision service but five computer vision services into the museum’s data processing pipeline. To date the services have generated over 33 million descriptions, tags, and annotations, all of which are available for exploration and research via Harvard Art Museum’s APIs. In this talk I will share what we’ve discovered while pitting five black box computer vision services against each other.