Every few weeks, a group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., finds an empty conference room where the participants sit down to talk about how they can use artificial intelligence to make what might seem like crazy ideas a reality.
This is the JPL’s informal A.I. moonshots group.
The group isn’t talking about the moon, but is taking ideas that might seem like science fiction and figuring out how to use artificial intelligence to make them work.
These A.I. experts are focused on efforts such as sending small submarines to search for life beneath the oceans of one of Jupiter’s moons and flying an autonomous spacecraft on a 100-year trip to another star system.