Science Seminars

Aritifical Intelligence In Space Weather Prediction: Emerging Trends

Speaker: Bala Poduval (Space Science Institute)
Date: Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SPSC W120

Seminar Abstract:

For a system to be called intelligent in the true sense of the term, it must have the ability to learn from and adapt to changing environments. In such an intelligent system, the designer does not have to foresee and provide solutions for all possible situations. Artificial intelligence (AI), as we understand today, is built on artificial neural networks, inspired by the human brain that is postulated as an information processing device. Machine learning (ML), an essential part of AI, makes use of statistical concepts such as inference, estimation and discriminant analysis, mimicking the human brain to a large extend. Presented in this talk are the results of an ML/AI approach to space weather prediction, with the ultimate objective of substantially improving the current level of accuracy. For this, a knowledge discovery module, based on open source ML software well– known in the industry, has been developed to predict the geomagnetic field fluctuations caused by the solar wind.