The Artificial Intelligence Takeover of Space & Astronomy

Friday 19th February 2021 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm


Each year, the data collected by astronomy and space surveys is growing at an exploding rate, and the huge risks placed on the investments made on space missions means that there's no room for error. The need for fast, precise decision making is needed to maintain our growth in the space sector.

The AI takeover is already happening, but how much can we truly place our confidence in machines? Will they ever completely take over our jobs as astronomers? And will there still be any room for humans at all?

Join Dr Maggie Lieu, Astrophysicist at Nottingham University (and @space_mog on Twitter), to explore the current advancements that AI has enabled us to achieve in astronomy and space, and what we can expect in the near future.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Virtual Dark Skies Festival 2021, an annual celebration of the wonderful dark skies above the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors International Dark Sky Reserves.

Note that this online presentation can also be viewed LIVE and for FREE via the Go Stargazing public Facebook page (no Facebook login is required - you may need to refresh the page to see the "Watch live" button).


This online event is being organised by Go Stargazing who should be contacted if you have any queries.

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