A while ago, we have talked about CIMON. It is now on its way to the International Space Station.
Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON for short, is an AI designed by Airbus and IBM to assist astronauts aboard the ISS. Its function is pretty simple – interact with astronauts. Crew members will be able to correspond with CIMON via voice commands and access a database of procedures. CIMON will also be able to detect the crew members’ moods and react accordingly. It arrived on ISS via the most recent resupply delivery.
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It is able to do all of that thanks to some fancy AI, and is equipped with the neural network strength of IBM’s Watson. According to Airbus, CIMON will operate just like any other crew member.
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