GERMANY - AI System Searches for Alien Life

Arno Froese

Some 540 million years ago, diverse life forms suddenly began to emerge from the muddy ocean floors of planet Earth. This period is known as the Cambrian Explosion, and these aquatic critters are our ancient ancestors.

We may now be in the midst of a Cambrian Explosion for artificial intelligence (AI). In the past few years, a burst of incredibly capable AI programs like Midjourney, DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT have showcased the rapid progress we’ve made in machine learning.

AI-based systems are being increasingly used to classify signals found in massive amounts of radio data, helping speed-up the search for alien life.

AI algorithms do not “understand” or “think.” They do excel at pattern recognition, and have proven exceedingly useful for tasks such as classification—but they don’t have the ability to problem solve. They only do the specific tasks they were trained to do.

So although the idea of an AI detecting extraterrestrial intelligence sounds like the plot of an exciting science fiction novel, both terms are flawed: AI programs are not intelligent, and searches for extraterrestrial intelligence can’t find direct evidence of intelligence., 2 February 2023

Arno's Commentary

Nature Astronomy is published by Nature Portfolio, which is supported by Springer Nature, McMillan Publishers, and McMillan Ltd., headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

In our research, we asked, “Is Nature Portfolio a reliable source?” The resulting answer: “They are recognized as a credible and timely source of information, and the Nature Portfolio contains some of the most highly cited and influential journals in the world.” Recent aerial activity—namely, the shooting down of so-called UFOs by the America military—has caused much excitement. Yet the quest for extraterrestrial intelligence still stands at zero. But faith is a strong power, often superseding scientific facts. For example, the religion of evolution is now being taught by virtually all major academic institutions the world over; evidence presented so far is again, zero.

What does the Bible say? Very fittingly, Paul writes: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). David testifies: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1). The apostle Paul documents things that are “not seen”: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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