Experience like a Local: Developing the World’s First Artificial Intelligence Guide for Museums
Free Public Lecture
Room 110 (Building 220)
780 Elizabeth Street
This presentation will be delivered in Chinese with synchronous translation in English.
Robin Hao will share the story of MagicPi, Melbourne-based creative tech start-up that employs new technologies in linguistic artificial intelligence (AI) to advance visitor services of contemporary arts and cultural organizations.
MagicPi delivers mobile applications for museum visitors that use natural language recognition, automatic search and machine learning to support language equity in a foreign environment.
Hao will discuss his close collaborations with leading museums and cultural institutions in the Asian-Pacific region in the last years. These engagements were instrumental to develop innovative solutions to enhance cultural experiences of international tourists and museum goers.
During the lecture Hao will demonstrate the most recently created Maggie App, the world’s first artificial intelligence guide, developed for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The demonstration will include an exclusive interactive showcase of the AI guide’s functionality, interface usability, data processing and visualization. Visitors will get a chance to use the App and explore its features through first-hand experiences.
This is the second lecture in a three-part series: Global Dimension of Cultural Entrepreneurship: International Inspirations Making Local Impact, curated by Dr Natalia Grincheva. The series features three successful cultural start-ups that gained their main ideas and inspirations from international travels and cross-cultural engagements. The series exposes how local communities in different countries become increasingly hyperconnected through global circulations of cultural and economic capital via digital and material flows.
Mr Robin Hao, Founder and CEO
Mr Robin Hao
Founder and CEO
Robin Hao is the founder and CEO of MagicPi, a tech startup that applies ultranew technologies in artificial intelligence to address museum needs. Hao immigrated to Australia from China in 2007 and in 2010 graduated the University of Melbourne with a degree in IT and Software System Engineering. Throughout his career Hao worked with governments, public companies and nonprofit organisations as a senior IT consultant. In 2015 he became a startup entrepreneur developing his business idea across museums, tourism and artificial intelligence. Hao is a recipient of the 2016 Innovation Competition of International Talents Award and a member of the 2018 Xcel Business Accelerator Program organised by the ACMI to upscale local creative startups.