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AI to help in search for alien life

As life is currently known only to exist on Earth, the classification uses a "probability of life" metric which is based on the relatively well-understood atmospheric and orbital properties of the five target types

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AI can now help astronomers find life on other planet. Pixabay
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help astronomers predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a new study. Using artificial neural networks (ANNs) researchers from Britain’s Plymouth University classified planets into five types, based on whether they are most like the present-day Earth, the early Earth, Mars, Venus or Saturn’s moon Titan, estimating a probability of life in each case.

All five of these objects are rocky bodies known to have atmospheres and are among the most potentially habitable objects in the Solar System.

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Digital Imaginary Representation of Extraterrestrial beings. Wikimedia commons

“We’re currently interested in these ANNs for prioritising exploration for a hypothetical, intelligent, interstellar spacecraft scanning an exoplanet system at range,” said Christopher Bishop from the varsity.

“We’re also looking at the use of large area, deployable, planar Fresnel antennas to get data back to Earth from an interstellar probe at large distances. This would be needed if the technology is used in robotic spacecraft in the future,” Bishop added.

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ANNs are systems that attempt to replicate the way the human brain learns. Atmospheric observations — known as spectra — of the five Solar System bodies are presented as inputs to the network, which is then asked to classify them in terms of the planetary type. As life is currently known only to exist on Earth, the classification uses a “probability of life” metric which is based on the relatively well-understood atmospheric and orbital properties of the five target types.

Aliens may or may not exist, the question remains. Pixabay

“Given the results so far, this method may prove to be extremely useful for categorising different types of exoplanets using results from ground-based and near-Earth observatories,” said Angelo Cangelosi, the supervisor of the project.

The technique may also be ideally suited to selecting targets for future observations, given the increase in spectral detail expected from upcoming space missions such European Space Agency’s Ariel Space Mission and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The work was presented at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) in Liverpool. IANS

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AI-powered Honor 10 to release soon

The device would be available on Flipkart in direct comparison with Oneplus6 that might be launched as Amazon exclusive

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Honor 10 will be releasing on May 15. IANS

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, which has been working on their second generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2018 flagship device, is expected to launch “Honor 10” smartphone in London on May 15.

According to industry sources, “Honor 10” — that was recently launched in China — would be launched globally. An answer to OnePlus6, the sub-40,000 category device is likely to come to India in late May.

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“Honor 10” smartphone will release in London. Amazon

The device would be available on Flipkart in direct comparison with Oneplus6 that might be launched as Amazon exclusive, according to sources. Honor is also working on new dual-camera and consumer-centric innovation.

Also Read: Artificial Intelligence May Aid Solving ‘Global Hunger’

Recently, the company rolled out ‘Face Unlock’ feature for Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X smartphones. It also launched “Ride Mode” feature via HOTA update (Huawei Over The Air) exclusively for its Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India. IANS

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