A group of researchers has presented a new company that will use artificial intelligence to search for alien technology .
The Galileo Project will use a network of telescopes and astronomical studies to search for evidence of "alien technological civilizations."
Project headed by Avi Loeb
The team plans to develop algorithms that scan data from telescopes for extraterrestrial artifacts . The group will also use existing and future astronomical studies "to discover and monitor the properties of interstellar visitors to the solar system."
Researchers linked to the project say they have already received $ 1.75 million in funding from private donors, and it is led by Harvard professor Avi Loeb , who caused some controversy by suggesting that an object that passed through our solar system It could be alien technology.
Nicknamed ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar intruder was the first confirmed object from another star to visit our solar system. Many astronomy experts, however, have ruled out the hypothesis .
Nonetheless, Loeb believes that ‘Oumuamua and the unidentified aerial phenomena are anomalous enough to motivate further research on extraterrestrial technology :
Science should not reject possible extraterrestrial explanations due to social stigma or cultural preferences that do not lead to the scientific method of empirical and unbiased research. Now we must ‘dare to look through new telescopes’, both literally and figuratively.