World's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture unveiled in Nanjing

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/1/30 10:35:48

Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng



Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, finally opened to the public in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. 

Comprised of three sections, Form, Light and Space, the artwork by Istanbul-based new media studio Ouchhh, applies the concept of machine learning to data acquired by Nasa's Kepler space telescope, which has traveled in space for 9.6 years, confirmed 2,662 planets, documented 61 supernovae as well as observed 530,506 stars. 

The cube-like installation transforms the Kepler data from NASA into signals and then converts these into animated visuals that are projected on its surface, which makes it possible for the public to plunge into the fascinating world of space discovery by observing exoplanets - planets that orbit around other stars.

Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng



Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng

Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng

 

Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng

Data Gate Photo: Feng Peng

 




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