Artificial intelligence holds great opportunity for humanity, encompassing everything from Google’s algorithms to self-driving cars to facial recognition software. The AI we have today, however, is still in its primitive stages. Experts worry about what will happen when that intelligence outpaces us. Or, as Hawking puts it, “Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.”
Today is a special day in the history of space exploration. It is the day, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.
On 18 March 1965, Leonov exited from Russian spaceship Voskhod 2 and stayed out for a total of 23 min 41 seconds. He free floated for 12 min 9 sec and became the first person to perform a spacewalk, also known as an extravehicular activity (EVA).
“The journey matters as much as the goal”
Kalpana Chawla was an American astronaut, engineer, and the first woman of Indian origin to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.
Date Of Birth – 17 March 1962
Date Of Death – 1 February 2003
In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the spacecraft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Chawla was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor,and several streets, universities, and institutions have been named in her honor.
On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Mass. The first-of-its-kind rocket reached an altitude of 41 feet, lasted 2 seconds and averaged about 60 miles per hour.
Goddard wrote in his autobiography about an inspiration that came to him as a boy while up in a cherry tree pruning branches: “I imagined how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility of ascending to Mars. I was a different boy when I descended the tree from when I ascended, for existence at last seemed very purposive.”
A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for – _Albert Einstein_
Albert Einstein, born on 14th March 1879 was a theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is known widely for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics.
We cannot bring back those who are extinct but we still have time to save those who are still alive.
Wishing you all happy World Wildlife Day