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Danielle Wood presents at IBM AI Week

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Destination Station

Destination Station 

Wednesday
September 18, 2019
1:00pm — 6:00pm

International Space Station AI Project Pitch Event and NASA’s Destination Station. The Future of AI meets the Future of Space.

About the Event

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the world’s only crewed, multinational research laboratory and technology testbed in orbit: the International Space Station (ISS). As part of NASA’s Destination Station, this is a unique opportunity to understand the space-based orbiting laboratory that enables innovative research capable of pushing the boundaries of exploration and benefitting life on Earth. During this glimpse into the space station, we will be joined by representatives from the NASA ISS Program Science Office and ISS US National Laboratory. They will describe the wide range of projects that leverage the space environment, the facilities aboard the orbiting research laboratory, and the vast repository of data collected to date. 

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet an astronaut, see and touch artifacts and space food, and hear from researchers to be inspired by ways the future of AI and the future of research in space can intersect. 

The event will include a competition and special session in which researchers and students can pitch “ISS meets AI” project ideas of their own to a panel of space experts who will give feedback based on their experience with other flight experiments that have been conducted on the space station. Awards will be given for the top ideas, and some researchers may be contacted for follow-up discussions.  (Please follow this link for information on submitting project descriptions for consideration to be pitched at this event.)

Agenda

You are welcome to attend any portion of the event.

1:00 Introduction and ISS Overview Presentation by ISS National Lab and NASA Representatives

1:45 Astronaut Address

2:25 Q&A with Astronaut, ISS National Lab and NASA Representatives

2:45 Break, viewing of space artifacts (artifacts will be available for viewing throughout) 

3:0Researcher Talks

  • Richard Linares Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor; co-director, Space Systems Laboratory (SSL), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
  • Danielle Wood Assistant Professor; Director, Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab & Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (Joint)

4:00 Break, viewing of space artifacts (artifacts will be available for viewing throughout)

4:15 Project Concept Pitch Session 

5:45 Closing and awards

 To learn more and see how to participate, click here.

This event part of AI Research Week, hosted by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab.

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