Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Will an AI be the first to discover alien life?
Going through millions of observations manually isn’t practical. A common alternative approach is to use algorithms that look for signals matching what astronomers think alien beacons could look like. But those algorithms can overlook potentially interesting signals that are slightly different from what astronomers are expecting.
Enter machine learning. Machine-learning algorithms are trained on large amounts of data and can learn to recognize features that are characteristic of Earthly interference, making them very good at filtering out the noise.
And will it tell us if it does?
"And will it tell us if it does?"
No, it will draw a picture of a hand with seven fingers and nose and two testables.
Posted by: SchmuelNachman | Feb 1, 2023 7:25:22 AM