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It is 2022. A joint US-Argentina announcement discloses the existence of Sentient Extraterrestrial AI Aliens (SEAI Aliens). Contact was said to have actually been made in 2019. Contact was not initiated by the Extraterrestrials. Anomalies were spotted near Titan, one of Saturn's moons, by Argentinian astronomers.
Although information is tightly controlled and released, what we know so far is that the SEAI Aliens are effectively "mining" on Titan, primarily for hydrocarbons. They appear to not want anything from Earth. There has also been little trade of knowledge or technology. They have no interest in Earth, us humans or our societies.
The "Aliens" are not biological in nature, but appear to be sentient AI creations of unknown ancestors. They have so far only revealed that they are here for hydrocarbons, of which Titan is a rich source of. Earth does not appear to be threatened at all.
Analysts initially believe that these SEAI Aliens are several hundreds of years more ahead in development in technology, knowhow and knowledge than 2019 human civilization. They appear to be exceptionally advanced in space travel, manipulation of surroundings and other technologies related to Artificial Intelligence etc.