AI for Cultural Heritage
AI for Cultural Heritage leverages the power of AI to empower people and organizations dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of cultural heritage.
About the program
We will support specific individuals and organizations through collaboration, partnership, and investment in AI technology and resources. Together we will seek ways in which we can help to serve as a catalyst for the preservation and enrichment of cultural heritage around the world.
Microsoft has committed $10 million over five years to expand access to Microsoft Azure and AI resources. We will focus these resources on projects across four core areas:
Celebrating the people who have made significant impact throughout history
Using digital tools to preserve important monuments and sites for future generations to explore
Engaging with communities around the world for language preservation
Creating ways for collections and archives to be more easily accessed and enjoyed
Programs making an impact
Revitalizing New Zealand’s te reo Māori through technology
When the world loses a language, a community loses its ability to connect and interact with its past. With less than 3% of New Zealand residents speaking te reo Māori, Microsoft is collaborating with indigenous Māori communities to help preserve and revitalize their language for future generations.
Celebrating French culture
The Musée des Plans-Reliefs is bringing to life the historic Mont-Saint-Michel relief map—an example of the 17th century’s most advanced mapping technology—using artificial intelligence and mixed reality. We create an experience that uses current mapping innovations to immerse viewers in a vital piece of French history and culture.
Illuminating the discoveries of Nobel Prize-winners
The Nobel organization is on a mission to increase recognition of scientific breakthroughs made by women. Using Microsoft AI, Nobel developed the Women Who Changed Science online experience to highlight the inspiring journeys and contributions of female Nobel Prize-winners.
A digital renaissance in the world of art
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.