AI and the Space Economy: A Leap Towards an AI-Integrated Future

Mar 15, 2024

AILA's Aerospace Group had a nominal and successful launch of its first event, AI and the Space Economy, on March 7th, 2024.

The event took place in the stunning Gridspace meeting and events room at Gridspace Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, attracting an enthusiastic and diverse crowd eager to listen to the speakers and connect with fellow space enthusiasts.

The evening began with a casual meet and greet, offering attendees the chance to mingle over drinks and bites. The event was anchored by insightful presentations from three industry experts: David Kalinske of ViVum Computing, Adam Judelson from First Principles Catalyst, and Anthony Scodary of Gridspace.

Each expert shared their perspective on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the aerospace sector. They covered a range of topics, from improving satellite communication efficiency to advances in Neuromorphic AI.

Adam Judelson of First Principles Catalyst presenting at AI and the Space Economy

Key insights from the presentations included:

Innovations in Space Construction: Adam Judelson talked about how the challenges of constructing buildings in space due to environmental constraints are being addressed throughAI-driven self-assembling structures. NASA's research into self-building construction arms could revolutionize the way we establish infrastructures on other planets, paving the way for future space colonization.

Advancements in Neuromorphic AI: David Kalinske reflected on how Evolutionary AI (e-AI) represents a shift towards more resource-efficient AI technologies, requiring far fewer resources than traditional models like GPT-4. By mimicking the human brain's architecture, neuromorphic AI aims to enhance performance and efficiency, potentially making AI operations more akin to human cognition.

Efficient Data Management in Space with AI: Anthony Scodary discussed how AI improves data transmission in space by enabling satellites to make autonomous decisions and compress data.For instance, instead of sending whole images, AI can analyze and send back only essential tabular data, significantly reducing the bandwidth needed for uplink and downlink, and speeding up information relay back to Earth.

Audience members enjoying the speakers' presentations

The event concluded with a social gathering, allowing for further discussion and networking over food and drinks. It was a fitting end to an evening filled with insights, highlighting the collaborative spirit among the aerospace community.

Special thanks to the speakers, organizers, and all attendees for making this event a hub for knowledge-sharing and innovation.

Christina Adams, AI LA's Aerospace ambassador, addressing the crowd.

Ameed Taylor
Aerospace Ambassador