A.I and future of Astronomy

in astronomy •  8 months ago  (edited)

A.I will revolutionize many sectors! Not in several decades time, but within several years.

Advancements are taking places in numerous sectors from administration to healthcare and will soon impact our everyday life.

Scientific research will greatly benefit from A.I, not only within the Medical sector but also within Material Sciences, Protein Folding, and Astronomy, to name a few!

A new generation of astronomical instruments are coming online, from the James Webb Space Telescope to the Extremely Large Telescope. As a result, they will generate a massive amount of data.
Such as The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which once complete will let astronomers survey the entire southern and will produce 10 terabytes of data, per night.

Brant Robertson, a visiting professor at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies and an associate professor of astronomy at UC Santa Cruz, has stated that

> “Astronomy is on the cusp of a new data revolution,”

Robertson also went on to say that:

> “We want to take that information and learn as much as we can,”.... “Both from individual pixels and by aggregating them together.”

We're now at a point where these tasks are too complex and labour intensive for humans alone. As a result, Scientist like Robertson are turning to AI. such as Morpheus, a deep learning framework classifies astronomical objects, such as galaxies, based on the raw data streaming out of telescopes, on a pixel by pixel basis.

> “In astronomy, we really do care about the technological advances that people in this room are engineering,” Robertson said .

In May of 2019, it was reported that A.I was used to find 6,000 new craters on the Moon

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> "Using AI to find these craters is important, as it demonstrates another way machine learning can automate a labor-intensive task. The less time astronomers have to spend flicking through pictures of the Moon, labeling craters by hand, the more they have to focus on other, more challenging research. Plus, the more we know about the Moon’s craters, the better we can theorize about the history and formation of our Solar System."

Do you think that we're entering a new technological era with A.I? Will life change drastically within the next decade?

Sources
AI finds 6,000 Craters on the Moon: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/29/17175580/ai-astronomy-moon-6000-craters

Seeing Stars: Astronomers Turn to AI to Track Galaxies as New Telescopes Come Online: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/03/21/astronomy-gpu-ai-robertson/

For more info about A.I please check out this post: ""The A.I Medical Revolution?💻" https://steemit.com/science/@epicdave/the-ai-medical-revolution-jg3cambh

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