Galaxy Zoo

Stop by to see the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)’s galaxy zoo demonstration, which uses labels created by citizen scientists to automate data analysis using machine learning to better understand complex data from our galaxy.

The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI, pronounced /aɪ-faɪ/) is one of the inaugural NSF AI research institutes. The IAIFI is enabling physics discoveries and advancing foundational AI through the development of novel AI approaches that incorporate first principles and best practices from fundamental physics. It is a collaboration among MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts, including faculty, postdocs, and grad students in both physics and computer science collaborating on innovative research at the intersection of the two fields.

The IAIFI’s galaxy zoo demonstration uses labels created by citizen scientists to automate data analysis using machine learning to better understand complex data from our galaxy.

AI is transforming many aspects of society, including the ways that scientists are pursuing ground-breaking discoveries. For many years, physicists have been at the forefront of applying AI methods to investigate fundamental questions about the Universe. The goal of the IAIFI is to develop and deploy the next generation of AI technologies, based on the transformative idea that artificial intelligence can directly incorporate physics intelligence.

The galaxy zoo demonstration is an excellent opportunity for adults and children alike to better understand the ways that machine learning and AI can be used in conjunction with the physical sciences to better understand and interact with our world (and beyond!). And you could learn how to get involved as a citizen scientist with this exciting project!

Date:
Oct 9, 2022
Time:
12:00 PM
- 04:00 PM
Venue:
Kendall/MIT Open Space: Discovery Zone
Location:
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.