Artificial Intelligence seems to be leaning a bit towards that second application of mine. This time for a UFO hunt.
A group of developers interested in UFOs have created an open source project called Sky360. It aims to use artificial intelligence and volunteers to hunt down UFOs.
Developers want AI-enhanced, networked observation points around the world, and there are already some. The function of observation point cameras is to observe the sky for UFOs.
The advantage of observation points equipped with artificial intelligence for humans is the lack of minimal fatigue, as observation points use cameras to provide real-time data 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sky360 stations contain AllSkyCam cameras with a wide-angle fisheye lens and a movable camera. The camera can also zoom and track an object of interest. The system also automatically categorizes comments.
Software running in the background makes a rough analysis of what is happening in the sky and decides whether the system should activate other sensors. Under the hood is a combination of artificial intelligence models, and the system is built using the open-source TensorFlow machine learning platform that can be deployed on almost any computer.
The cost of the necessary equipment has been kept moderate. If you are interested in participating in the project, the pages can be found here: Sky360.