August 17, 2015
SETI Audio and SETI Chat are research and educational project to help search for extraterrestrial intelligent life. These projects are a joint effort of the PHL @ UPR Arecibo and SETI @ UC Berkeley.
The goal of this project is to find the best algorithm to convert a SETI signal to audio for human recognition. The challenge of this project is to create highly recognizable audio signals for the human ear from SETI data yet pleasant for prolonged listening. This project requires knowledge of analog-digital conversions, human ear physiology, audio relaxation psychology, and music. A conversion computer code is the expected output of this project.
The goal of this project is to construct short SETI messages that convey very specific universal signals as simple and efficient as possible. The messages should include at least a recognizable ‘hailing signal’, ‘distress signal’, and a ‘warning signal’ for any potential intelligent extraterrestrial civilization. This project requires knowledge of SETI messages (active SETI or METI), linguistics, and pattern recognition. A library of potential messages is the expected output of this project.