Facial Recognition AI – The Next Step in Space Exploration

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It looks like the “deep learning” method, a common piece of technology that is often used when it comes to facial, speech or image recognition is taking the scientific community by storm. Some even speculated that using this piece of tech could lead to a number of positive changes in the field of astronomy.

The use of this technology

In order to see if it will work scientists decided to train the AI through galaxy formation computer-generated images. The results were surprising, the AI being able to analyze the images that were taken with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.

The study that was done on this incredible discovery was published in the Astrophysical Journal. The study suggested that one of the uses for this AI could be to identify the color present in high-redshift galaxies, a method that was dubbed as the Blue Nugget phase, meaning one of the phases during the creation of a star. This could be way easier to stop with the help of the AI.

How does the AI work? Well, it uses an algorithm that helps it train itself so that it can identify the different phases of the evolution of a galaxy. The research has shown that the AI works way faster which would help scientists cut down on the amount of time that it takes to manually spot these phenomena.

We can talk about a number of uses for this piece of tech. besides cutting down on time it can also help scientists make a faster comparison between their theories and processes that Hubble records taking place in reality. This project was stated to be just one of the many theories that scientists want to test out and hopefully apply. This method of learning can help uncover things in space that the naked eye may have overlooked.

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Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca


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