2019

The Financial Times: Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation

November 28, 2019

Advanced cameras and AI systems are being used to detect poachers and prevent trapping and killing.

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Synced: AI In Wildlife Conservation

October 10, 2019

AI has demonstrated its versatility in recent years, stepping out of the research labs and business world and into the arena of social good.

AI has demonstrated its versatility in recent years, stepping out of the research labs and business world and into the arena of social good. Image recognition technology in particular has come to play a valuable role in wildlife conservation, where endangered species are tallied and tracked so their numbers and migrations can be more accurately measured and understood. Image recognition tech is able to identify animals from pictures...

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BBC: Using technology to take on poachers

August 14, 2019

Researchers in the United States have developed AI software which can predict where poachers are operating. The PAWS programme, created by a team from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has led to around 20 times more snares being discovered in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia. It's hoped this could eventually make it possible for tigers to be reintroduced to the park.

The software is due to be gradually rolled out in hundreds of national parks across the globe in the coming months.

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