Astrophysicists have developed a “Deep Density Displacement Model” (D³M) or complex, AI-powered 3D simulations of the universe, that are so fast, accurate and true-to-life that even the researchers themselves are baffled. “We can run these simulations in a few milliseconds, while other ‘fast’ simulations take a couple of minutes. Not only that, but we’re much more accurate,” said study co-author Shirley Ho, a group leader at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York City. Read more for a video and additional information.
“The real surprise is that D³M very accurately simulates how the universe would look if certain parameters are slightly changed. For example, if the representation for more dark matter is added into the algorithm, D³M would have no problem calculating the ways this would impact the universe. This, despite the fact that the model has never been trained on data where those parameters varied,” according to Interesting Engineering.