Just as the Artificial Intelligence mechanisms to generate texts, images and videos opened up for any user with the Internet, the search for an alien civilization has also become a tool to which we all have access.
And best of all, it is not a pirate initiative of a page of dubious origin on the Internet. The project comes from a scientific team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The Herald reports that the tool was developed by a team led by Jean-Luc Margot, a professor of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences at UCLA. They received help from NASA’s SETI program, which is tasked with searching for intelligent life beyond our stellar borders.
The first thing to do is enter the portal zooniverse and see the tutorial that tells them how to help in the search for aliens. They will teach them to analyze radio waves, to determine if they come from terrestrial activity or if they belong to another civilization.
“The artificial intelligence tool that we are building with the help of citizen scientists will automatically recognize and eliminate the most persistent kinds of interference, and it will speed up our search because we can focus on the most interesting signals,” Margot told EFE.
“We hope that our platform offers to test the scientific method to our volunteers. The scientific method is a powerful engine for abandoning myths and discovering truths about nature,” he noted.
“We haven’t looked for very long, so it’s not surprising that we haven’t found anything yet. The search volume is vast, but our capabilities and algorithms keep getting better every day, and I’m excited about this search,” he said.