Elephants are proverbially hard to miss, but even these huge beasts can be swallowed up in the vast plains of Africa. This is a big problem for park rangers whose job is to protect the animals from poachers. In Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, for example, there are just 150 rangers responsible for safeguarding an area of land roughly the size of Belgium.
A new solution to this proposed by conservation nonprofit Resolve is to use AI-equipped cameras to act as remote lookouts. Today, Resolve announced a new custom-made device called TrailGuard AI, which uses Intel-made vision chips to identify animals and humans that wander into view. The cameras will be placed on access trails used by poachers, automatically alerting park rangers who can check up on any suspicious activity.
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