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Lava Tubes Could Aid Humans Life on the Moon and Mars
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The Fermi Paradox
Over the past century, multiple scientists have attempted to answer whether alien life truly exists through mathematical formulas and listening to the deepest recesses of the galaxy. Ultimately, none of these endeavors have yielded results. Since 1950 the Fermi Paradox suggests multiple possibilities: aliens are extremely rare, aliens have evolved at a different pace than humans, aliens are hiding themselves from us, or perhaps...they're already here.Sponsors!Calm - Extraterrestrial listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/EXTRA.
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How the SETI Institute Harnessed AI in the Search for Aliens - Ep. 81
UC Berkeley's Gerry Zhang talks about his work using deep learning to analyze signals from space for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations. And while we haven't found aliens, yet, the doctoral student has already made some extraordinary discoveries.
Aired 1 year ago 44:50
Detecting Fast Radio Bursts with Deep Learning
Fast radio bursts are an astrophysical phenomenon first observed in 2007. While many observations have been made, science has yet to explain the mechanism for these events. This has led some to ask: could it be a form of extra-terrestrial communication? Probably not. Kyle asks Gerry Zhang who works at the Berkeley SETI Research Center about this possibility and more importantly, about his applications of deep learning to detect fast radio bursts. Radio astronomy captures observations from space which can be converted to a waterfall chart or spectrogram. These data structures can be formatted in a visual way and also make great candidates for applying deep learning to the task of detecting the fast radio bursts.