The US space agency aspires to be able to talk to its space ships: “it no longer seems like science fiction”
The use of the ChatGPT tool continues its meteoric rise among companies and states around the world. In a recent announcement made by sources close to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) it has been learned that the US body is developing an artificial intelligence interface similar to the aforementioned ChatGPT.
The information has come to light thanks to an interview conducted by the British media Guardian to an expert and researcher associated with the US agency: Dr. Larissa Zuzuki. The academic, linked to universities such as Oxford and Harvard, has unraveled all the details during the conversation.
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As Suzuki has stated, everything is with a view to implementing it in the agency’s special stations and ships. “The idea,” she declared, “is to get to a point where we have conversational interactions with space vehicles”. An idea that, if materialized, would mark a historical milestone.
Getting down to business, the doctor has spoken at length about the beneficial applications of this AI. As with ChatGPT, the crews will be able to talk with the program to find out relevant data on the status of the systems. Specifically, Suzuki has made special mention of the software troubleshooting they cost a lot of money.
In their day to day, the astronauts they have to deal with all sorts of unexpected errors, generally not serious, but which require supervision by a specialist. Having an artificial intelligence with ability to self-diagnose It will undoubtedly help to repair these failures in the shortest possible time and save costs.
This is not everything. The AI developed by NASA will have other tasks apart from sharing data with the crew. Among these will be having the option to consult technical manuals of parts of the ship and advice when carrying out complex maneuvers. There is no doubt that this will greatly facilitate the tasks entrusted to the astronauts.
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The only drawback that the expert points out is in the automatic learning of this AI. The absence of supercomputers in space does not allow processing large amounts of data. However, Suzuki proposes the brilliant idea of use a fleet of roverssuch as those who search for life in faraway places in space, who share their data with each other.
In some last words, the NASA collaborator stated: “It doesn’t look like science fiction anymore“. In fact, all these developments have caused the science fiction written by authors of the stature of Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) has become largely obsolete.
On the other hand, the speed in the improvement of all these technologies has meant that a part of the population, where there are personalities like Samuel L. Jackson, be against and look askance at this “AI expansion”.
Despite everything, and in light of this latest announcement made by the space agency, it seems unlikely that developments similar to ChatGPT will stop. Only with the passage of time will it be possible to know if the fears of artificial intelligence are real or, on the contrary, unfounded, having to congratulate its developers.