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Corina DuBois, Author regarding a video discussion with Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, Anthony Scriffignano, and David Bray on how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities.

The next decade is yet unwritten. We must be willing to do first, second, and third iterative attempts at learning for the future ahead.

On April 29, 2020 – Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, Anthony Scriffignano shared perspectives on “Future of data and AI in space” as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities, to include satellites and other efforts in Earth’s orbit and beyond.

This 1-hour live discussion included highlighting how historical computational capabilities and limited electrical power available to satellites prevented edge computing in space. All data had to be transmitted back to Earth for processing. With advances in both processing as well as performance relative to onboard power capabilities, now it is possible to process petaflops of data in space. These advances, which will continue to advance in the near future, change what is possible by commercial space endeavors and what services can be provided to individuals and organizations around the world.

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Be Benevolent,
Be Bold, and
Be Brave in our challenging times. 

We all can lead. Positive “change agents” — individuals willing to work across sectors and nations to help illuminate better ways through the shared turbulence we are experiencing — are needed now more than ever. We hope you’ll join the good fight against the COVID-19 disruptions alongside us.

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