The joint work will apply AI foundation model technology to NASA's Earth-observing satellite data for the first time. Another output from this collaboration is expected to be an easily searchable corpus of Earth science literature. Containing one of the largest AI workloads trained on Red Hat's OpenShift software to date, the fully trained model uses PrimeQA, IBM's open-source multilingual question-answering system. "Building these foundation models cannot be tackled by small teams," he added. Other potential IBM-NASA joint projects in this agreement include constructing a foundation model for weather and climate prediction using MERRA-2, a dataset of atmospheric observations.