ESO and Microsoft will work with artificial intelligence to boost astronomy

In line with Microsoft’s recent announcements in Chile, the President of Microsoft (Brad Smith) met with an ESO delegation, headed by its Director General (Xavier Barcons), to sign a new step of their agreement that addresses to optimize and enhance the science made from ESO Paranal Observatory telescopes through Artificial Intelligence (AI). This work will be carried out by the observatory’s local engineering team, in collaboration with universities and companies in Chile to enhance the use of AI at a local level. Microsoft will donate resources from its Cloud & AI platform for the equivalent of $3 million.

Source: Microsoft