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Announcement – GCC 2020
 
AI in Aerospace
 
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19 March 2020
McCarthy Tétrault
Embassy of Canada
in Montréal in Berlin


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Program Sequence – Overview
 
Schedule
 

19 March 2020
(all times subject to changes)


Montréal Berlin
approx. 09:00 - 11:30

Field Trip

Forum Digital Technologies

Forum Smart Technologies

Morning
approx. 11:30 - 12:00

Transfer
to the Embassy of Canada
Afternoon
approx. 12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch
at the Embassy of Canada
Morning
approx. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

approx. 13:30 - 19:00

Transatlantic Symposium
(connected by video-link)
McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Canada to Germany

Afternoon
approx. 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Networking Lunch
at McCarthy Tétrault
approx. 19:00 - 19:30

Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
approx. 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Transfer
to Field Trip location
approx. 19:30 - 22:00

Networking Reception

Permanent Representation of the State of Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen


Aviaspace
approx. 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Field Trip

Centech

Centech
approx. 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
approx. 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Aviseo Conseil

Aviseo Conseil


Jointly supported by:

Consulate General Montreal

State of Bavaria Montreal Office
State of Bavaria Montreal Office

 
 
 
 
 
Program Contributions
 
Bombardier
 
CAE
 
DFKI
 
Dataperformers
 
Volocopter
 
Neurocat
 
DarwinAI
 
Airbus
 
DLR
 
CRIAQ
 
Lexa Texer
 
3D.aero
 
  • Bombardier

  • ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization

  • CAE

  • Neurocat

  • Volocopter

  • DarwinAI

  • DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • Dataperformers

  • DLR – German Aerospace Center (German Space Operations Centre)

  • Airbus Defence and Space

  • 3D.aero

  • LexaTexer


 
Further program contributions will be announced shortly ...
 
Conference Theme
 
As the second installment of the GCC mini-series "AIQ – Canada's and Germany's Artificial Intelligence Quotient", the GCC 2020 will resume the discussion of GCC 2019 on Building Synapses of Transatlantic AI Cooperation. The focus of the upcoming conference will be AI in the aerospace industry.

AI in Aerospace Industry

The aerospace sector is not up to speed in adopting Artificial Intelligence in comparison to other industries, but one can note a shift towards launching AI initiatives. The aerospace sector has grasped the potential of AI and there are growing numbers of single-use applications as well as a few end-to-end applications; we are starting to see how AI is impacting and transforming the aerospace industry.

The aerospace industry embraces all activities and services related to aircraft and spacecraft and consists of various stakeholders in governments, corporations, agencies (civil and defense) as well as research institutes and more and more start-ups. Key tasks within the industry are project development, manufacturing and construction, operations, education and training and related research activities. Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning have entered all these fields; they have the potential to be a game changer.

The GCC 2020 will put a focus on the following AI-related and machine learning aspect in the aerospace domain.


 
Session: AI Enabling Autonomy in Aerospace
 
The session addresses the role of Artificial Intelligence in advancing the autonomy of aerospace systems (including the fields of civil aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles and space systems). The level of autonomy currently in use differs significantly depending on the application context. While unmanned systems (e.g., UAVs and drone swarms) already require a high level of autonomy, civil aviation is not expected to reach full autonomy in the foreseeable future. Besides maturation of the underlying technology (algorithms, sensors) and the related technical infrastructure (high-speed data communication networks), autonomous systems need to qualified and certified. This is particularly a challenge for systems relying on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning techniques which per se are not deterministic.

Besides highlighting the visions for autonomy in aerospace and the progress made, the session will discuss ways to (virtually) qualify AI systems for advancing the level of autonomy. We will discuss how qualification standards can play a role for certification through regulatory bodies and which role social acceptance plays. We will address the "Single Pilot Concept" as a hybrid solution introducing AI replacing the co-pilot and showcases from unmanned flying. We further will talk about the importance of training and simulation techniques (using AI) to prepare operators of such systems.


 
Session: AI Pushing Space Boundaries
 
The session addresses ways in which Artificial Intelligence is enabling new opportunities for space systems. The use of AI in data analysis is an essential aspect to extract information from large quantities of mission data and to advance autonomy of complex space missions. The session aims to showcase the use of AI for object detection in sensor data applicable in space missions.

AI further plays a role in space situational awareness for improved tracking of objects in orbit and tracing of space debris, as well as in analyzing earth observation data. An additional application is the use of AI for robotics and exploration systems which require autonomous decision taking due to limited possibilities for operators to intervene. We will address the question of how Artificial Intelligence will influence mission operations.

Spacecraft typically must cope with technical constraints such as limited computational performance and power resources which pose additional requirements for the implementation of AI solutions on board. We will speak about the development of AI models and embedded solutions under these limitations for specific application on space-borne systems.


 
Connection to Previous GCC Topics
 
The GCC aims to be at the forefront of an emerging innovative development and to reflect the German-Canadian context. The topic of the 2020 event has therefore been chosen deliberately to pave the way for cooperation between Canada and Germany in an evolving field of AI. The topic builds on previous GCC conference themes: Cooperation in the Space Sector (2013), Ocean Data Analytics and space-based and airborne data collection (2016), Autonomous Flying (2017), Artificial Intelligence with a focus on autonomous mobility (2019).
 
 
 
Sponsor
 
 
 
CGI
 
 
 
 
 
Logo Sponsor
 
 
 
CAE
 
Bombardier
 
 
 
Cooperating Partners
 
 
 
Ministere de l'Economie et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario
 
Hamburg Aviation
 
 
 
 
 
Kindly Supported By
 
 
 
AHK Toronto
 
AIxSPACE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frankfurt Book Fair 2020
 
Partners, Session Hosts
 
 
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
Centech
 
Forum Digital Technologies
 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe
 
Aviaspace
 
Consulate General Montreal
 
State of Bavaria Montreal Office
 
Aviseo Conseil
 
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