[citation][nom]__-_-_-__[/nom]couldn't they just make a better software?[/citation]
One can safely assume that they're definitely working on it, given the massive scale of the Kepler Mission. However, rememberthat current AI isn't very good at pattern recognition; at least, AIs are no match for humans, even if they have the advantage of being very fast and scalable.
"finding" planets in Kepler's data consists of trying to find a consistent wave within the brightness data waveform from the target star. (i.e, it's the regular, periodic dimming of a star as the planet transits it that reveals its existence here)
In order to try to "dig" as fast as possible, I can imagine that the software would leave a lot of things falling through the cracks... And there's a lot of planets to find; with some 150k stars, and current calculations over the rarity of planets (backed up by current finds) there's likely going to be planets around 75,000 of them. As only around 4-5,000 stars have had planet "candidates" discovered around them, ("candidate" = likely has a planet, but not yet >99% certain before more research is done) that leaves over 70,000 more planets to find, after approximately two years of work.
Since the data will be around well after the sattelite's predicted to go dead in 2013 or so, it'l be many, many years before we run out of things to find from it.
[citation][nom]pinkfloydminnesota[/nom]I'd say the people who spend 2k hour per week on farmville are the real hard core gamers.[/citation]
I'd just rather learn how they manage to cram 2,000 hours of activity into a span of 168 hours.
[citation][nom]utengineer[/nom]...never gets laid.[/citation]
A bit sore everyone snubs you? Perhaps you should look at yourself to see why that's the case.