ICYMI, February 2022: AI art in space and more women in STEM

As we look back at news and developments seen in artificial intelligence this year, here are some of AI Magazine’s most popular articles from February 2022

Mars on the gender gap and advocating for women in STEM

A significant gender gap has always persisted at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) around the world. Recently, consumer products giant Mars Inc. launched Here To Be Heard, a global listening study featuring over 10,000 women from 88 countries that calls for systemic change, amplifying the voices of women across multiple intersections in a dialogue on how to shape a more inclusive world.

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How AI supports sustainability efforts on earth and in space

An immense task for any one organisation or nation to consider, cleaning up space will also require a significant amount of investment, innovation, and time to achieve. Orbital congestion created by space debris is one of the biggest global challenges facing the space sector. There are currently an estimated 330 million pieces of space debris, including 36,500 objects bigger than 10cm, such as old satellites, spent rocket bodies and even tools dropped by astronauts orbiting Earth.

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Formulating AI strategy with support from the private sector

As more governments incorporate AI technology into strategies, we look at the crucial relationships needed between the public and private sector.

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Hanson Robotics’ most advanced AI-powered robot, Sophia

As the world’s first robot citizen, and the first robot Innovation Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, Sophia is a global name having made appearances in worldwide conferences as well as daytime TV shows in many countries. The unique blend of technology acts as a framework for cutting-edge robotics and AI research, particularly for understanding human-robot interactions and their potential service and entertainment applications.

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AI art created aboard the International Space Station

Artist Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and her technology team at ARTificial Mind have advanced digital art with a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) created in space with the help from NASA. The AI and blockchain artwork orbits the Earth aboard NASA’s part of the International Space Station (ISS). It takes the form of a hybrid AI-Blockchain algorithm and uses data from the cosmic radiation that it experiences aboard the ISS.

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