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A floating AI assistant will join astronauts on the International Space Station

March 2, 2018

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A floating orb is expected to be the first AI assistant to help humans in space.

Let’s get the low-hanging fruit out of the way: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM, the Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN (CIMON, for short) weighs eleven pounds and will act as a kind of floating brain to assist astronauts during mundane mission duties.

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