Computer Vision and Intelligent Agents for Wildlife Conservation with Jason Holmberg
Sam Charrington, TWiML & AI"Jason and I explore the evolution of these projects’ use of computer vision and deep learning, the unique characteristics of the models they’re building, and how they’re ultimately enabling a new kind of citizen science."
Astronomy Tool Helps ID Sharks
Annie Sneed, Scientific American"All told, the Wildbook database now has over 5,000 citizen-science contributors, around 30,000 whale shark encounters covering 54 countries, and more than 6,000 individual whale sharks identified. In the latest study using that data, researchers report that the number of known sites where whale sharks gather has risen from 13 to 20."
New 'Facebook' for animals could help protect endangered wildlife
Bonnie Burton, c-net"This deep-learning approach enables Wildbook to find the same exact animal in different images, which can then help researchers use even more accurate data about an animal's health, eating habits, hunting patterns, population size and possibly poacher activity."