Artificial intelligence helps researchers in their quest to understand the universe


Its safe to say that our understanding of the universe if flawed. But this is about to change according to experts and rather exponentially thanks to new research by scientists at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

GPU’s are at the forefront of this revolution because they use deep learning technology in order to detect and understand gravitational waves in the fabric of space and time.

Of course all this network that monitors the universe is funneled into the training of AI’s which in turn can speed up the scientific discoveries.

Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein but were only discovered recently in 2015 using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The discovery earned a Nobel Prize in Physics.

Gravitational waves  are caused by massive stellar events, such as the collision of black holes, which can be billions of light years away. Waves travel at the speed of light and are extremely hard to detect.

LIGO along with AI technology which has the potential to evolve from the knowledge it receives can analyze both gravitational and light waves produced by the same source. In this way scientists can begin to have a better picture of the cosmos and of course progress in their discoveries.


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