Dozens of ‘mysterious radio bursts’ from outer space are detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence

 | Jay Akbar 09/11/2018 9:31 AM MDT

ARTIFICIAL intelligence searching for alien life in the universe has discovered dozens of previously unknown radio bursts.

The Breakthrough Listen program found 72 new fast radio bursts – mysterious space signals – coming from a galaxy three billion light years away.

Space scientists have been hunting for mysterious alien signals for years, but it's difficult to find anything meaningful – space is huge, after all.

The big problem isn't actually collecting the data, but trawling through it.

That's why scientists enlisted artificial intelligence and machine learning tech to hunt for these signals within existing data caches. Robots work much quicker than humans.

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