Chusyd plans to apply breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computer vision to develop software that will automatically identify elephants by facial recognition in real time. Zoo African and Asian elephants will be used initially to build the AI software, then expanded by including wild elephants.
Biodiversity is being lost exponentially, requiring urgent conservation initiatives to precisely monitor wildlife. Current techniques rely on manual identification or, when AI is used, it is restricted to species with variations in coat patterns.
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