setiquest launches

08 Feb 2010
Posted by colby

Each year, the non-profit "Technology, Entertainment, Design" or TED Group, holds a conference with invited speakers from around the world, in a kind-of "Big Thinkers" hoedown.

In 2009, Jill Tarter, a director and co-founder of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA, won a TEDPrize, which comes with funding to help jump start a wish that the prize winner would like to see fulfilled. Jill's wish is being fleshed out by the work of Avinash Agrawal and the creation of //www.setiquest.org

A major part of setiquest will be to take raw data from the Allen Telescope Array and load it into cloud computing services donated by Amazon. Those who sign up with setiquest will then help create algorithms to search for signals that might be hidden in the noise.