Where to patrol next: ‘Netflix’ of ranger AI serves up poaching predictions

December 26, 2020

Mongabay News | By Claudia Geib

  • The PAWS AI system, developed out of Harvard University, uses data about past poaching and game theory to predict where rangers are most likely to find poaching activity next.
  • PAWS has been field tested in Cambodia and Uganda, and will soon roll out worldwide, available with the next update of a global data tool called SMART.
  • Subsequent versions of the system will also feature a tool that recommends the best route for rangers to travel in their patrols.

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