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New technique based on AI finds 6k new craters on Moon

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From small business to space, big data is changing the sphere for all. With the help of the artificial intelligence technology, Scientist has traced 6,000 new craters on the Moon. Billion dollars of private investment is funded in the space industry, just for Big data.

Mohamad Ali-Dib from the University of Toronto, Scarborough in Canada, told that, they had to manually take the image of the craters first. Then they had to locate the craters and then they had to count it. It is an archaic method. After the craters are counted, then are calculated how large the size is from the size of the image.  Ali-Dib, also told that these whole process is done with the help of Artificial Intelligence. As applications  of Artificial Intelligence, saves time and data also. The best results can be achieved with minimum errors in it. Though it incurs cost initially but the results achieved are highly recommendable.

If see in the past also that researchers used algorithms to trace and count the lunar craters. These complex algorithms produced poor and ineffective results in the end. The unseen patches could not be studied effectively.

Ali-Dib recently told that, with the help of Artificial Intelligence they have a new set of algorithms. These algorithms can study the craters of the Moon as well as the parts of Mercury also. At first, two thirds of the Moon are tested and then the remaining third of the Moon.  The researchers trained the neutral networks while starting the project.

This method really helped the data scientist in studying the craters of the Moon. The traditional manual counting of the Moon could not give these results. Now we have studied almost 6,000 craters of the Moon which was unidentified for so long.

In the journal in Icarus, a research was published where the technique highlighted the neutral network. It showed that algorithms learning machines are used for the power robots as well as in the self driving cars. From the orbiting satellites elevation maps was derived. These data was then used in the algorithms. Ari Silburt from the University of Toronto, Scarborough, recently said that there are several ten thousand of craters in the Moon. It is not at all possible to study them with the human’s eye and features them altogether.

Silburt said that the applications  of  Artificial Intelligence can help them in studying the small undiscovered craters as well as to find out other information in the solar system. It can bring out new inventions in the space field. The craters size, shapes and ages can help them to analysis the distribution of materials. The early stages of our solar system can also be studied.  Billion year old craters in the moon are still visible as there is no atmosphere, water and plate tectonics.

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