As the director of Google's Cultural Institute and Art Project, Amit Sood leads the effort to bring cultural artifacts from museums, archives and foundations onto the web in extraordinary detail.

Why you should listen

Amit Sood is the director of Google's Cultural Institute. He and his team work on making art and culture accessible and engaging for everyone. They have partnered with over 1,000 museums, archives and other institutions from more than 70 countries to bring our shared heritage onto the web and connect them with people through new technologies. Most recently they have been experimenting with combining art with machine learning algorithms and other advanced technologies to create new ways to explore our cultures.

What others say

“This isn't just about putting the collection online. Through our partnership with Google, we hope to give people new ways to experience and enjoy the museum, new ways to learn, and new ways to teach.” — Neil MacGregor, Evening Standard, November 12, 2015