IBM‘s question-answering computer platform will analyze aerospace research and data to help NASA answer inquiries on spaceflight science and support decision-making processes during air travel, Space.com reported Thursday.
Sarah Lewin writes NASA’s Langley Research Center will utilize the Watson computer to help researchers sort through large amounts of data generated by aerospace research.
“The idea here is to have a Watson system that can be a research development adviser to people who work in the aerospace fields,” IBM engineer Chris Codella told Space.com in an interview.
“There’s so much data out there that consists of unstructured text that usually only humans can make sense of, but the challenge is that there’s too much of it for any human being to read.”
Codella added IBM has discussed other uses of Watson such as the diagnosis of astronauts’ illnesses in flight and automated flight operations.