segunda-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2019

Facial recognition to combat wildlife trafficking

Article about ChimpFace at The Ecologist. By Jaqueline B. Ramos

Artificial intelligence can help to track and prevent chimpanzee trafficking across the globe. 
Wildlife trafficking is a multibillion-dollar illegal trade, with buyers and sellers openly using internet social media to do their dirty business. 
Fortunately, computer learning experts are dedicated to combatting this dirty business. 
For two years, a project led by North-American conservationist Alexandra Russo and Dr. Colin McCormick, Senior Technical Advisor at Conservation X Labs, has been developing a facial recognition software. The programme will be able not only to recognize when photos published on the internet contain chimpanzees, but also identify the individual chimpanzee. (...)
Read the full article at The Ecologist.

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