SWF Moderates “AI for Space” panel at AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SWF Director of Space Applications Programs Krystal Wilson moderated a panel on Universal access to space and data” as part of the Space Track at the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.  This series of panels looked at the areas where AI techniques can be applied to space datasets in order to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals but also the increasingly integral role that space and AI both have in protecting our planet and generating benefit for all humankind. 

Participants in Ms. Wilson panel discussed the huge potential for AI and Space tools to help in areas such disaster response, urban planning, and early-warning systems and the issue of dynamic access to the relevant space data. They looked at questions such as: How can we ensure that developing countries, and those most at risk, are able to benefit from AI and Space?; Can we develop data-sharing agreements and standards to help deliver on this potential?; How can we protect against algorithmic inequity?; and What do we mean by “AI ready” space data?. 

A recording of this session and others can be found here

Last updated on July 9, 2019