AI has the potential to be a game changer in the satellite industry, where it could be used to improve processes and increase efficiency.

It is SIG’s belief that we could establish a digital assistant, capable of processing information about everyday satellite procedures and resolving and predicting issues before they become errors. On top of this, it could be taught a whole spectrum of things relating to the day-to-day tasks of satellite operations engineers.

All satellite operators could begin by implementing their own AI initiatives, and some may well have begun that process. However SIG would like to see a coordinated effort to develop an industry-wide digital assistant that can then be adapted by each individual operator as required. The group is aiming to make AI a key topic for the coming years and will be discussing its potential at upcoming. SIG-led events.