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AI Sweden hosts the first European Space Agency Φ-Lab

Friday, November 18, 2022

Φ-Lab @Sweden kicked off on Nov 8 with a hybrid event hosted by AI Sweden. The keynote was given by the invited speaker, Dr. Rochelle Schneider from the European Space Agency (ESA). She presented her cutting-edge research predicting Dengue Fever outbreaks. This research has been recognized as a “2021 Global Top 100 AI solution for sustainable development” by the International Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence. 

Φ-lab @Sweden is hosted by AI Sweden. Two visiting researchers from ESA have already started work on training models to deploy in space on hardware provided by our partners. The lab has access to all the resources of AI Sweden’s Data Factory, which they currently use to simulate model training in orbit.

The launch of Φ-lab @Sweden is an important milestone as it represents a significant and ongoing commitment to space research in Sweden at a European level. 

“We are happy that ESA has chosen to establish Φ-lab @Sweden in collaboration with AI Sweden. Together we will enable partners to explore new possibilities of training AI for Earth Observation in orbit,” says Mats Nordlund, Head of Data Factory at AI Sweden.

Get involved

AI Sweden invites all partner organizations to participate in Φ-lab. If you have a use case, contact Vinutha Magal Shreenath

Graduate students (MSc or PhD) who are affiliated with one of our partner companies or partner universities can join AI Sweden’s Master Thesis program. Students can work remotely or onsite at participating offices, use the Data Factory resources, and be a part of the AI Sweden community. 

Code with us: The team is building a simulation package for specific problems, hosted on AI Sweden’s GitHub. The code base that they are working on is available for all to explore, comment on, and contribute to. 

If you would like to get involved further, please contact Vinutha Magal Shreenath.