IBM, NASA Bet On AI For Research On Impact Of Climate Change
Their combined work will apply AI 'foundation model' technology to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time, an IBM spokesperson informed businessline. AI 'foundation model technology' is quickly gaining traction through models like ChatGPT and it has been applied to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time, the spokesperson explained.
'Foundation models' are types of AI models that are trained on a broad set of unlabelled data, can be used for different tasks, and can apply information about one situation to another.These models have rapidly advanced the field of natural language processing technology over the last five years, and IBM is pioneering applications of foundation models beyond language.
Rahul Ramachandran, senior research scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said the beauty of foundation models is that the models can potentially be used for many downstream