A tech and space entrepreneur, James Parr imagines a bold new goal for the New Space Race: saving Earth. He explores the power of Machine Learning, data fusion and space technologies to help us better manage resources on our changing planet.
James is the founder and CEO of Trillium Technologies – a technology contractor that specializes in the application of emerging technologies to grand challenges, such as climate change, violent extremism, prevention strategies for cancer and obesity, deforestation mitigation, climate resilience and planetary defence from asteroids. He is Director of the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) an AI research accelerator based in Silicon Valley in partnership with NASA and the SETI Institute and FDL Europe, in partnership with ESA. He is also founder of the Open Space Agency (OSA) – which is dedicated to democratisation of space exploration through citizen science and open hardware.