Alien-hunting AI bot finds eight ‘promising signals of interest’ during scan for extraterrestrial intelligence
A NEW machine has discovered eight “signals of interest” during a scan of space.
It is a “promising” sign of extraterrestrial intelligence, according to scientists.
The signals are coming from five stars between 30 and 90 light years from Earth.
Scientists claim these could be indications of alien life on other planets.
Scientists have been examining technosignatures – space-based evidence of technology like radio frequencies – for years.
This is because they travel so easily through space.
But scientists have recently employed a machine powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to help with the search.
In a new report, researchers said the new AI system helps decipher the vast amount of data pouring out of the universe and onto Earth more efficiently than humans.
It can also weed out false positive technosignatures.
This is when scientists accidentally pick up on interference from human technology – which is surprisingly common.
While researchers wrote that the stars emitted “promising extraterrestrial intelligence signals of interest not previously identified”, they are not investigating the sources further.
Researchers said they have not yet been able to re-detect similar signals from that area of space.
They added that will not make any conclusion on whether the signals are “genuinely produced by” extraterrestrial intelligence.
Instead, the researchers called on other scientists to keep investigating the signals, in hopes of finding where they have come from.
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