Louvre gets smarter with IBM alliance
SAN FRANCISCO - Agence France-PresseIBM on March 5 revealed an alliance with the venerable Louvre Museum to use sensors, real-time data analysis and other Internet Age tools to make the museum smarter.
IBM’s “building whisperer” has been listening to the Louvre to make the famed Paris museum better at protecting art, saving energy, and staying open for its millions of annual visitors.
“It is a mission,” said IBM’s David Bartlett, whose passion for figuring out how to make places more efficient has earned him the nickname “The Building Whisperer.”
A recent acquisition allowed IBM to upgrade software installed as part of a deal made years ago to enable the Louvre to more efficiently manage maintenance, repairs and other aspects of running the museum, according to IBM.