- # Construction
- # Technology
To settle on Mars, because of the time required for inputs to go from the Earth to there, we’ll need Robots working out of human supervision. So we’ll have to develop particularly advanced algorithms allowing them to respond to any unexpected issue.
We can use this opportunity to fix some steps in order to get to Algorithms-driven new settlements - using the rise of AI and Big Data.
We already have data: in example, large collections, for the most retrievable online, of Italian historical towns’ plans are perfect to serve as a wide database to rely on. Assigning numerical values to given elements which influence a settlement’s growth - as solar gain, proximity to water, proximity to commercial ways, terrain morphology and so on - plans would be easily readable by Machines to find recurrent patterns.
Once defined the Algorithm as above, we’d use AI to produce the most suitable settlement plan for a given topography. Humans’ role should be finally limited to minor refinements.