discussion / AI for Conservation  / 9 December 2020

Seeking interviewees - AI in Conservation & nonprofits


My name is Alexander Lam. I am an undergraduate honors student investigating the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning by conservation nonprofit organizations. I am working with Professor Renee Sieber, who researched the potential for geographic information systems in environmental and conservation nonprofits. We are interested in any potential challenges that conservation nonprofits might face in that use. This could include those of you thinking about using AI/ML and especially those of you who have used/are using AI/ML.

The hypothesis is that the use of AI/ML (e.g., anything from Bayes and Random Forest, to convolution neural networks) is no different from using GIS or statistical (non ML) modelling. Same resources, similar needs for skills.

We are currently looking for individuals who might have insight on the topic for a half hour interview. Please let me know if you are interested. I will send you a research consent form and a copy of the questions.

Thank you in advance,