Microsoft has donated $1 million to help fund the construction of a high-tech interactive exhibit at the US Diplomacy Center (USDC), which is set to open in Washington DC in 2017. The center itself will serve as a next-generation museum and education resource that will showcase areas surrounding American diplomacy.
Numerous Microsoft products will be on display at the USDC, including the Surface Hub, Skype Translator and Bing Maps. Microsoft essentially plans to "gamify" diplomacy with the hope to really bring exhibits to life and engage visitors. From peace talks to natural disasters, those who visit the center will learn and experience how the nation's diplomats engage in international diplomacy.
It makes sense for Microsoft to get involved, especially given how technology - much like diplomacy in many ways - aims to connect people distances apart. Interested to learn more? Head to the USDC website for more details.