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Exploring The Use Of Generative AI In The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

By Keith Cowing
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August 28, 2023
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Exploring The Use Of Generative AI In The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Distribution of scores for different data sets by the discriminator. — astro-ph.IM

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is a field that has long been within the domain of traditional signal processing techniques.

However, with the advent of powerful generative AI models, such as GPT-3, we are now able to explore new ways of analyzing SETI data and potentially uncover previously hidden signals. In this work, we present a novel approach for using generative AI to analyze SETI data, with focus on data processing and machine learning techniques. Our proposed method uses a combination of deep learning and generative models to analyze radio telescope data, with the goal of identifying potential signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.

We also discuss the challenges and limitations of using generative AI in SETI, as well as potential future directions for this research. Our findings suggest that generative AI has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and we encourage further exploration of this approach in the SETI community. (Disclosure: For the purpose of demonstration, the abstract and title were generated by ChatGPT and slightly modified by the lead author.

John Hoang, Zihe Zheng, Aiden Zelakiewicz, Peter Xiangyuan Ma, Bryan Brzycki

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:2308.13125 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2308.13125v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: John Hoang
[v1] Fri, 25 Aug 2023 00:36:37 UTC (3,438 KB)

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