AI can spot wounded wild animals and poachers in camera trap footage


AI from Liverpool John Moores University is being used to identify animals, plot their movements and spot wounds in a bid to help conservationists, reports New Scientist.

The technology, created by Prof Paul Fergus and Dr Carl Chalmers (Computing & Maths) and honed with Prof Serge Wich (Biological & Environmental Sciences), Prof Steven Longmore (ARI) and scientific support at Knowsley Safari, features in the world-leading magazine this week.

The team has successfully identified 44 different species in motion-activated camera footage, as well as in overhead images from drones and audio. 

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