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The AI Inside NASA’s Latest Mars Rover, Perseverance

Feb 18, 2021 |

As NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, prepares to land on the Martian surface Feb. 18 (Thursday) after a six-month flight to the red planet, the use of AI will quickly become an important part of the rover’s mission once it begins to traverse the landscape. Read more…

DoD Intel Agency Upgrades Databases

Oct 1, 2020 |

U.S. intelligence agencies are lining up to upgrade antiquated IT infrastructure and bulging databases after decades of largely failed attempts by the military services to deploy “all-source analysis” platforms.

The CIA and other spy agencies have moved aggressively in recent years to migrate troves of data to the cloud where an array of tools can be used by intelligence analysts to connect the dots. Read more…

Big Data in Space: Martian Computational Archeology

Jan 16, 2012 |Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Computer Architecture scholar, describes the challenges presented by massive amounts of data for space missions, with emphasis on recent efforts to explore the Red Planet. From questions about software, to storage to processing paradigms, there are a wealth of opportunities for handling big data--but even with such possibilities at hand, there are no simple solutions. Read more…