Hi Kate, Apologies for the delay responding. We submitted this work to Conservation Science and Practice on July 12 and we are currently working on the revisions. We hope it will be out soon. Stay well! (read more)
Starting a thread here so there's a place to share upcoming talks, webinars, workshops and other events that are related to AI for conservation.
If you are hosting or see an event that this group should know about, please post below. After an event, please update... (read more)
Just popping in to share this very cool primer for beginners to embedded machine learning from our tutor Daniel Situnayake! If you're interested in learning more about the basics of TinyML, this is a great resource.
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If anyone is looking for the episode's collaborative notes, you can find them here:
This doc features all the questions asked in this... (read more)
Great talk! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some high schoolers have done small AI projects(s) and have interest in the wildlife.
What resources would you all suggest to further develop high schooler’s interest in AI?
Dear all Wildlabs members,
If you are a biologist, scientist, researcher or conservationist, please help us fill out the survey or connect us to both institutions that you know or your friends and colleagues for our research “Science and technology application for Wildlife Conservation... (read more)
Thanks Kate - that's really helpful. The company in question are investors in an emerging high-end aquaculture venture and I assume their interest is around utilising individual fish tracking to drive greater efficiency i.e. to adjust feed inputs, estimate growth rates, detect disease etc. all... (read more)
Wildlife Insights launched their online platform hosting over 4 million camera trap images. They use AI to automatically classify the animals in the images. Their website is a great example of public hosting of big datasets and using machine learning for large scale data analysis! ... (read more)
I am looking at LoRa for high resolution GPS tracking, and the project also involves camera trapping at scent marking sites. Power is already limiting collar lifetime (most of it goes to the GPS rather than the LoRa module), but transmitting real time pictures from marking... (read more)
Does anyone know a way of making Windows explorer video thumnails show a frame from early in the video, when the animal that triggered the camera is still in view ? It would then be possible to sort animals from false triggers by click and dragging thumbnails, rather than opening and viewing... (read more)
Hi all, our team in the EU is interested in putting together a synthesis paper on the availabie technologies that are out there that can be used by customs officials to better identify wildlife products in real time. Whether this is a phone / app based technology or an online-base web scraper... (read more)
Wild Me (wildme.org) is looking to retain a UI/UX Machine Learning Engineer to help translate advanced ML into beautiful interfaces for use by wildlife biologists. This position is based in Portland, Oregon USA and will be filled in conjunction with h2o.ai, the open source leader in ML. A link... (read more)
Wild Me (wildme.org) is looking to hire a second, Masters or PhD-level Senior Computer Vision Engineer to focus on individual ID of wildlife using machine learning in the Wildbook project (wildbook.org). This position is based in Portland, Oregon USA and will be filled in conjunction with h2o.ai... (read more)
I would just like to introduce our Project BEESWAX7 and announce that today we acheived two milestones for success; we recorded bee buzzes using the AudioMoth audio recorder, and, we successfully identified and counted individual species from a lavender bush growing locally in a... (read more)
Adding my 2 cents here... and I'm being generous with the value of my comment, maybe just 1 cent... AI should be able to help a lot with the recognition tasks. Edge Computing AI, done in the camera module might have to be custom developed for the application, but if you have the AI folks... (read more)
Artificial intelligence & Machine Learning Algorithms are transforming data analysis, but little is known about how they can support conservation practices and outcomes. A game-changer?
The explosion of machine learning (ML) methods across all areas of... (read more)
Hi. I'm moving a topic to this thread from the camera trap thread since it's more relevant here.
Discussion with Alasdair for context:
"Lastly - Hackerfarm. Lovely write up of the AudioMoth recently. I am Alasdair from Arribada (we manufactuer the AudioMoth using GroupGets for... (read more)
Great article, thank you! I mostly work with responsible AI in other contexts, at Doteveryone.org.uk and the Trust & Technology Initiative at the University of Cambridge, so don't have much to offer here, although I am very interested in the topic. I appreciate your... (read more)
Here' s a press release we put out today talking about how we're using a deep convolutional neural network to find and curate whale shark (Rhincodon typus) sighting data from YouTube and then natural language processing to attempt to determine date and location. The AI easily outpaces... (read more)
Ah! Thanks for posting this Tom. It's such a well designed, simple to understand video series, and the backing track is utterly delightful.
Given the growing applications of machine learning for conservation, I've been wondering if a 'machine learning 101 for conservation' webinar or... (read more)
Yes - good points in there about why traditional attempts at these attempts have hit a ceiling - we have some great approaches to that - will have some prototypes to share very soon, but happy to tell people about these ideas if interested. (read more)
I am jason Holmberg from WildMe.org. I am one of the developers of Wildbook (wildbook.org), an open source data management platform for wildlife research. I'm using ML as part of the IBEIS.org project to boost and metascore multiple computer vision algorithms for individual... (read more)
You are right in that cyberpoaching is becoming an increasing risk. I have seen various cases where information posted on social media has provided too much information and then ended up in the wrong hands (e.g. ... (read more)