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Dr. Jeremy Frank Gives Invited Talk at Workshop on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithms
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Dr. Jeremy Frank Gives Invited Talk at Workshop on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithms

Dr. Jeremy Frank gave an invited talk entitled, "Enabling Space Mission Operations with Artificial Intelligence", at the First International Workshop on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithms. The talk was conducted remotely from NASA Ames Research Center.

BACKGROUND: For over 50 years, NASA's crewed missions have been confined to the Earth-Moon system, where speed-of-light communications delays between crew and ground are practically nonexistent. This ground-centered mode of operations, with a large, ground-based support team is not sustainable for NASA’s future human exploration missions to Mars and beyond. Future astronauts will need smarter tools employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to make decisions without inefficient communication back and forth with ground-based mission control. This talk described several demonstrations of astronaut decision-support tools using AI techniques as a foundation. These demonstrations have shown that astronaut tasks ranging from living and working to piloting can all benefit from AI technology development.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

POINT OF CONTACT: Jeremy Frank, jeremy.d.frank@nasa.gov

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