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The genius transforming the way aircraft are built

The genius transforming the way aircraft are built

Written by David

November 30, 2018

Nasa has used AI to help design a new interplanetary lander (Credit: Autodesk, Inc) It looks more like a chicken carcass than a drone. Wishbone-thin struts hold together a skeletal scaffold that seems too fragile to fly. But don’t be fooled. It may not look it, but this design is one of the strongest among thousands of alternatives. We know because an artificial intelligence has dreamed up and tested every one of them. The use of massive computing power to conjure radical new designs automatically – a process known as generative design – is revolutionising the way human designers work, letting us build things we previously couldn’t have imagined. You might also like: • The A-Z of how artificial intelligence is changing the world • Why machines dream of spiders with 15 legs • The goldmine hidden in your pocket The technology is already designing everyday industrial components from […]


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