AI Tools in planetary images: Note for PVOL users

Note added on 26 October, 2023

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in noise reduction and image processing, in astronomical and planetary images has become popular in the last year. While AI offers promising capabilities in a wide range of applications, its use in the field of planetary imaging has raised important concerns about the scientific content of the final images. One of the major issues associated with AI-driven image processing in this context is the risk of producing artificially altered images in which genuine features are removed and artifacts are added to the original data. This results in the creation of images that do not accurately represent the object under study. As a result, planetary images that have undergone AI-based processing, resulting in an obvious distortion of real features, will be excluded from the PVOL database.

The rationale behind this decision is to maintain the integrity of astronomical data and ensure that any insights gained from the analysis of planetary images are based on accurate representations of planetary objects.

An email reminder will be sent to users that upload this type of images.

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