Artificial Intelligence has experienced a massive increase of interest, both to conduct fundamental research and to improve every-day applications. However, to scientists and the public, artificial intelligence remains opaque and hence causes a sceptical attitude.
Therefore, we are conducting public lectures to explain the principles of AI to the public, the opportunities and risks, and to engage them in programming their own AI-based classification algorithms. Eventually, we plan to develop a series of public lectures to train interested citizens to use AI methods to support fundamental research. In this presentation, I will talk about the main idea and applications of AI for astrophysical research, and present our strategy to develop a citizen science project: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”, Marie Curie