Dr. Steve Chien is Head of the Artificial Intelligence Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He has led use of AI software for numerous space missions: Autonomous Sciencecraft/EO-1, Sensorweb, WATCH/MER, IPEX, and the ESA’s Rosetta Orbiter. Dr. Chien has received numerous awards for his efforts in AI and Space. He has been recognized four times in the NASA Software of the Year competition (1999, 1999, 2005, and 2011). He has received four NASA medals for his work in AI for space (1997, 2000, 2007, 2015).
AI is playing an increasing role in all aspects of the space enterprise: improving operations, enabling unique science, and enabling new mission classes to expand human horizons. This talk will cover recent advances to use AI for orbital and surface missions as well as future mission concepts based on AI capabilities to explore hostile, unknown, dynamic environments, ending with the key role AI must play in the search for life beyond Earth.
1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Room 902
April 22, 2019 at 03:00PM - 03:50PM
We are entering the era of AI and the topic has long left the research labs and spilled into newspaper headlines and mainstream policy agendas. Startups, corporates, academia and governments position themselves in order to obtain the best talent, data and solutions in their attempt to get a competitive edge. How has AI developed differently in different ecosystems, form the US, across the pacific to China and in the rest of the world. What is the role of academia; what is the role of the government and its agencies; and what is the role of the industry leaders and the private sector. This experienced and expert panel will address this and many other questions from their different perspectives and roles and offer some amazing insight into their perception on the future of artificial intelligence.
2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, Hall
April 23, 2019 at 10:30AM - 11:30AM