There are four key concepts that demonstrate how AI could positively impact climate change.
Google Earth has never been too highly publicised, besides maybe a couple seconds in a Nexus tablet commercial here or there. That's all about to change.
It is hoped that the technology will provide greater autonomy and flexibility while in orbit, eventually facilitating longer-term missions to asteroids, Mars and beyond.
The US government has lifted restrictions on detailed satellite images, affording higher image quality to online mapping services. Repercussions from privacy-anxious users are expected though.
Thanks to work carried out by MIT and NASA, the moon now has faster broadband than some parts of the UK, after registering speeds of just under 20mbps.