BrainCreators partners with CORTEX to figure out how massive cosmic explosions work!

We’re very excited to announce that BrainCreators has been chosen to partner with CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe. The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX.  The CORTEX consortium of 13 partners from academia, industry and society will make self-learning machines faster: to figure out how massive cosmic explosions work, and to innovate systems that benefit our society.

Machine learning has rapidly become an integral part of our lives. It is now commonly used for speech recognition and information retrieval. This is also true in science, for detecting patterns in nature and the Universe but the need is growing rapidly for such machines to respond quickly, for example in self-driving cars and for responsive manufacturing. On a more fundamental level, self-learning machines help us unveil a dynamical Universe we did not know existed until recently. Bright explosions appear all over the radio and gravitational-wave sky. Many citizens and scientists are curious to understand where these come from.

Take a look at the video below for a further explanation:

Here’s what our Principal Scientific Officer Maarten Stol has to say (in Dutch):

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