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Live link to the ISS with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer

DFKI site manager Saarbrücken and computer science professor Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek will hold a lecture about AI in earth observation in the supporting program of the online event on January 26 at Saarland University.

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer studied materials science at Saarland University and is currently supervising Saar University research projects on the ISS space station. On January 26, he will report on his scientific work in a 20-minute live broadcast. As an accompanying program, there will be online presentations about Saarland's space research and presentations by the German Aerospace Agency and ESA.

Artificial intelligence in Earth observation will be the topic of Philipp Slusallek's presentation. The computer science professor and scientific director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will show how the use of AI is opening up new possibilities for the entire spectrum of space exploration. For example, knowledge can be better extracted from the enormous streams of data provided by Earth observation satellites and probes in our solar system. It can also increase the autonomy and reliability of satellites. Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) established a joint research laboratory to develop new AI technologies and applications for use in civil spaceflight ESA_Lab@DFKI.

The program will be recorded in the auditorium of Saarland University and streamed live from 2:00 to 4:15 pm. The live stream can also be viewed after the event on the University's Youtube channel.

Further information:


Reinhard Karger
Corporate Spokesman

Phone: +49 681 85775 5253

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
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66123 Saarbrücken