AI for Conservation refers to the application of artificial intelligence to conservation, such as wildlife protection and the protection of natural resources. For example, in the green security domain, the repeated and strategic interaction between those who protect these resources and those who seek to attack or exploit these resources can be modeled using game theory as a repeated game. While our predictive analytics effort focuses on predicting where adversaries (e.g., poachers) will strike, our prescriptive analytics work provides recommendations to defenders (e.g., rangers) to conduct strategic, randomized patrols. These analytics can be supported using machine learning, for example by detecting poachers or animals in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery automatically.
Poachers have killed all the tigers in this Cambodian wildlife sanctuary but rangers are fighting back with artificial intelligence
Poachers have killed all the tigers in this Cambodian wildlife sanctuary but rangers are fighting back with artificial intelligence pic.twitter.com/QkEo5pVRUR— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) August 14, 2019