Artificial intelligence used to combat poaching

LOS ANGELES: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, are using artificial intelligence to solve the problems of poaching and illegal logging, in order to protect endangered animals, especially in large national parks.”In most parks, ranger patrols are poorly planned, reactive rather than pro-active, and habitual,” according to Fei Fang, a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California (USC).The research builds on the idea of green security games – the application of game theory to wildlife protection.Game theory uses mathematical and computer models of conflict and cooperation between rational decision-makers to predict the behaviour of adversaries and plan optimal approaches for containment.”This research is a step in demonstrating that artificial intelligence (AI) can have a really significant positive impact on society and allow us to assist humanity in solving some…


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