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OTTAWA – The head of the US space organization raised Canada's artificial intelligence expertise in Ottawa Tuesday, speculating that Canada…

OTTAWA – The head of the US space organization raised Canada’s artificial intelligence expertise in Ottawa Tuesday, speculating that Canada will join its next bold venture to unlock the moon’s secrets.

Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said he wants Canada’s decades of long space partnership with the United States to continue as it begins with the creation of its new “Lunar Gateway” – next generation outpost that the United States plans to send circles around the moon .

“I want to be clear about how important it is: We want Canada to be a part of it in a great way. In fact, Canada has very unique and exceptional possibilities in terms of robotics and artificial intelligence,” Bridenstine told An event Tuesday, at the beginning of a two-day trip to the capital.

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1; the whole reason I’m here for the next two days – We want international partners. Canada in a key to the success of this mission.”

Bridenstine participated in a demonstration at Carleton University by Mission Control, a Canadian company that works with robotics that can be used to test soil samples.

That event was hot -Different to his highly anticipated keynote address on Wednesday at a conference from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada where speculation is high about Canada’s participation in the Lunar Gateway will be announced.

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, a vocal booster of Canada’s AI hubs in Ontario and Quebec, is also scheduled to speak.

The government wants to increase Canada’s AI reputation internationally and sees the pointed sector as the key to its plans to stimulate growth and create what it calls jobs of the future.

In September, the Canadian Space Agency appears to form the basis of an expanded partnership with NASA when awarding bids for projects aimed at siting Canada to contribute to future space missions involving human and robot exploration.

In his Tuesday, Bridenstine wrote his Canadian decades of long-term cooperation with the United States, which began in 1962 with the Alouette-1 science satellite and continued with his iconic invention of the Canada Army Army on NASA spacecraft – as well as contributing 14 astronauts.

“We can do more now than we have ever been able to do on the moon’s surface because of what we can do tele-robotically,” says Bridenstine. “And of course, no country on the planet is better at this kind of business than Canada.”

Bridenstine offered a bold vision of what could be accomplished with a “reusable command module so that we can go back and forth to the surface of the moon, over and over again with robots, robbers, landers and people.”

Return to the moon would be a long-term project that would not end with an Apollo-style flotation and a quick departure, he said.

“This time when we go, we’ll stay.”

Only years ago, missions from India and NASA found water sources on the moon, which have unlocked the potential to create drinking water, respiratory air and even rocket fuel when cracked in hydrogen and oxygen and put into cryogenic form, says Bride Stine.

“Then the question asks: What do we not yet know about the moon?” he said. “The room has transformed the human state to improve the lives of all people … All these opportunities are available because of a trace blown by our countries.”

The Canadian Space Organization president Sylvain Laporte did not dispel any pending partnership with the United States, but he suggested that there has been a smooth cooperation so far.

“As friends go, sometimes we have some ups and sometimes we have some downs,” said the Laporte collection. “But all the time in our relationship, space has always been there in the form of a good example of how we continue to work together and move the way forward.”

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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