Project Loon gets new AI autopilot system

Google started its Project Loon several years back with the goal of putting a balloon into the stratosphere that carried with it tech needed to beam internet access to people on the ground. The goal was to use the balloons to connect parts of the world where internet was unavailable or very slow. Over the summer, a balloon of this sort was launched in Peru and it stayed there for 98 days. The challenge with putting these balloons in to the stratosphere and having them provide a stable and persistent connection is that balloons are at the mercy of the winds and often float away. This tendency to float away is why keeping the balloon in Peruvian airspace for 98 days is such a big deal. Project Loon used artificial…


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