Dubai’s Museum of the Future plans high-tech visitor experiences

Technology firms to fly to Dubai for accelerator programme aimed at developing wearable devices and AI guides

Dubai's Museum of the Future plans high-tech visitor experiences

Dubai’s Museum of the Future, which is set to open by the end of 2019, has launched a new accelerator programme designed to attract technology companies that can provide new solutions for futuristic visitor experiences.

The new programme will fly in 15 companies to Dubai to demonstrate their technology, develop pilot project proposals, and compete for funded projects that could be integrated into the opening of the Museum of the Future.

Designed to transport visitors deep into the future of the 21st century, Dubai’s Museum of the Future aims to offer people real experiences of futuristic technologies.

Companies are encouraged to apply for one of three challenges in the accelerator program. The first challenge – Advanced Wearable Devices – focuses on leveraging the combination of sensor devices, and applications to create a truly incredible visitor experience.

The second challenge – AI Guides and Social Companions – aims to create personalised visitor experiences through the use of conversational chatbots.

The third challenge – the VR and AR Experience – aims to create dynamic interactive experiences in the museum that can also be shared with people no matter where they might be, eliminating digital and physical boundaries. More

By Sam Bridge