How artificial intelligence could lead to self-healing airplanes

By The Washington Post

Oct 06, 2015

A new partnership between Boeing and Carnegie Mellon University hints at the power of fields such as artificial intelligence and big data to transform huge, multibillion-dollar industries. As part of a $7.5-million deal that will establish a new Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, Boeing and the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science will work on a range of projects that will apply the principles of AI and big data to improving the quality of Boeing’s aerospace activities. 

The goal of the new partnership is to make sense of the burgeoning amount of data in the aerospace industry. By applying principles of machine learning, it might be possible to optimize many aspects of Boeing’s operations — including those related to design, construction and operation. 

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