New technology is helping in the fight against wildlife poaching. Computer scientists have created a programme that uses artificial intelligence to predict where poachers are going to strike; a new generation of smart cameras is catching the criminals red-handed; and the latest police forensic techniques are being adapted to investigate these crimes.
The aim is to put a stop to the illegal trade of wildlife trafficking, which is worth billions of dollars and is threatening the survival of species such as elephants, rhinos and tigers. Each year 20,000...
One of the many benefits of using artificial intelligence (AI) is to help us view societal problems from a different perspective. While there's been much hubbub about how AI might be misused, we must not overlook the many ways AI can be...
Model simulates the impact of different physical distancing policies on the spread of disease
By Leah Burrows | Press contact
[This research has not yet been peer-reviewed]
Even as the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise around the world, many cities and states in the U.S. and other countries are beginning to ease restrictions and develop policies to re-open economies and communities. The question is, which policy will best facilitate people’s safe return to work and limit the spread of the virus?
Alternate weeks of strict restrictions and milder physical distancing may be a good way for parts of India to exit the lockdown after 3 May 2020, predicts a new model that also bears at heart the socio-economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.