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CSIRO is aimed at AI and space technology “Moon-shot” with a $ 35 million borrowing

Australia's space agency will be able to take over the management of a galactic probe from its US counterpart in…

Australia’s space agency will be able to take over the management of a galactic probe from its US counterpart in the next decade, said CSIRO chief Larry Marshall while announcing a new $ 35 million investment in space and artificial intelligence research.

The new Investments announced Monday morning are the latest “future science platforms” funded by CSIRO and involve $ 16 million for space technology, which will finance equipment, employ more students and post office researchers, and banking industry with industry and $ 19 million for an AI and machine learning platform.

AI investment appears to improve the prediction and understanding of complex data; develop platforms to enable reliable derivations and risk-based decisions and computer systems to enable ethical, robust and scalable AI.

It will focus on solutions for food safety and quality, health and well-being, sustainable energy and resources, resilient and valuable environments, and Australian and regional security.

Other future science initiatives include hydrogen gas systems, which in August achieved a major breakthrough when driving two cars using hydrogen derived from ammonia, a process that would allow the gas to be safely transported for the first time.

The Australian Space Agency launched in July under the leadership of former CSIRO chief Megan Clark aims to triple the size of Australia’s domestic space industry to $ 1

2 billion by 2030.

Dr Marshall said that $ 16 million investment by CSIRO would investigate areas where Australia had an “unfair advantage” because of its existing expertise.

“It’s quite fun to launch a space probe, but try to handle something when it’s on the moon or Mars is difficult,” he said.

“But we have a long history in mining – we developed the robot underground longwall mining for BHP – so we are very good at handling hard, unbearable environments.”

Space pioneers [19659012] CSIRO’s “space plan” released In September, the goal is to drive regular robot buses to the moon in the 2030s.

Meanwhile Dr Marshall said that Australia could take a leading rule in earth observation.

“Driving data management, control systems and reliability of a space mission would put us at the world stage, it would be an excellent sign of trust between Australia and NASA, and I think it can happen early in the next decade,” he said.

Another short-term opportunity is CSIRO researchers using laser technology to revolutionize data capture from space.

“Between all our radio telescopes and things we already do with NASA, we enter 2 terabyte data a second, but we can increase the tenfold with light and optics instead of radio waves,” says Marshall.

Interplanetary mission [19659017] In the end, CSIRO’s mining competence saw that it became a key player in maintaining interplanetary missions. The agency is already working on converting lunar dust to metal paints, so that replacement parts for probes can be 3D-printed in place.

“Mining” of water, acid and fuel from the moon, for human-led expeditions expected from the 2030s onwards, were also part of the CSIRO space plan that the new $ 16 million platform would work against.

“Great for inventing a predicted Future, what our future scientific platforms are about is that if you’re right, you’re the only one who has a solution when it happens, “said Dr. Marshall.

CSIRO’s” clean science “budget, represented by future scientific platforms, was already $ 50 million a year earlier The latest investments, up to Rome $ 8 million a year before Dr Marshall joined the organization 2015.

The clean research had been financed by the growth of intellectual property rights and patent royalty revenues by 50 percent over the time and industry and global growth by 20 percent, as Dr Marshall’s “Strategy 2020” led to more focus on commercializing discoveries.

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