FDL event horizon 2018


FDL event horizon 2018

On the 16th of August, 2018, Intel hosted NASA FDL Event Horizon with program partners where the results of the NASA Frontier Development Lab 2018 program will be shared.

A few years ago, we were asked by the Office the Chief Technologist at NASA HQ to help develop a portfolio of ‘Grand Challenges’ that could provide a focus for a bold new approach to engaging with unconventional partners, academia and the commercial sector.

The Frontier Development Lab is the descendant of that vision, grounded in the essential truth that a fundamental engine of progress is the collision of disciplines - supported by the key ingredients of sharp questions, rapid iteration, and a culture of possibility - not to mention the fastest state-of-the-art AI compute from commercial partners.

That formula is now taking us into our third year, bigger and bolder than ever before. 
This year, NASA and the SETI Institute are joined by the foremost names in commercial AI, including Intel, IBM, KX Systems, Nvidia and Google, as well as critical players in the commercialization of space - Space Resources Luxembourg, Lockheed Martin, KBRWyle and XPRIZE.

This year we’re also delighted to be joined by international partners. A sister FDL, in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), the UK’s Space Applications Catapult and Oxford University, based in Europe, run in parallel to the US program. Our hope is to foster the same spirit of international collaboration that has promoted excellence in previous years.