Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, even in space. Tech HQ brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “Open source AI from IBM is heading into space.”

Two newly launched open source AI projects will aim to solve technical challenges around cube satellite communication and issues around space junk, which is a significant problem. Hundreds of thousands of man-made objects are flying around our planet—from dead satellites to errant nuts and bolts, all putting our working satellites at risk.

The transparent and collaborative nature of the open source projects will allow participants to contribute and inspect code. The cognitive autonomous framework can be used to create and control satellite swarms and support additional software they need to perform specific tasks, while also enabling the simulation and optimization of multi-satellite communications.

The transparent and collaborative nature of open source is a perfect fit for these types of projects as they allow all participants to contribute and to inspect code.

Melody K. Smith

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