ACADEMIC COURSES

Multidisciplinary Courses for All Professional Levels

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting our daily lives. This emerging
technology offered unprecedent scientific discoveries on Earth as well
in Space. Over the last decade, alongside with spectacularly increasing
budgets and a growing number of space actors, artificial intelligence
(AI) had an enormous impact on the developments in space related
activities.
NASA and the European Space Agency indicate that technology autonomy is
treated as a top priority. Very soon, fully autonomous systems will
function without human intervention, they will act on their own, which
will create a series of advantages, such as: (i) enabling spacecraft to
rapidly assess and react to events and environments, thus increasing the
reliability and productivity of missions, (ii) enabling new deep space
exploration missions, which were not possible before (e.g. exploring
Mars), (iii) reaching a new level of human-machine interaction (e.g.
humans can receive AI assistance during long term missions on the
International Space Station), (iv) prevent and mitigate space pollution
(space junk) etc.
In the space industry, the growing dependence on artificial intelligence
as well as the rise of private actors alongside states is referred to as
the new “NewSpace”.

This new phenomenon does not come without legal implications.

Therefore, during this course, students will get
acquainted with the challenges posed by artificial intelligence in
relation to the existing norms regulating human activities in and
relating to outer space, i.e. the so-called “Space Law” (a branch of
international law mainly comprised of treaties, conventions and United
Nations General Assembly resolutions).

Offered every year: February - April. 

The ALTI AI Academy offers a unique multidisciplinary approach combining legal, technical and socio-economic implications or artificial intelligence. The Academy is addressed to a diverse range of participants, from bachelor and master students, PhD candidates and professionals.

Offered every year in July.