Fish Inspection System Using a Parallel Neural Network Chip and the Image Knowledge Builder Application

AI Magazine

Fleet owners are very interested in filling their boats as fast as possible with the fewest and most qualified personnel, thus reserving maximum occupancy for their refrigerated storage. During an expedition, which can last between one to two weeks, the fish processing machinery operates around the clock (figure 1). Typically, fishes are brought on the boat and dropped into metal pockets that convey them through cleaning, cutting, and filleting machines. Anomalies, which must be detected at the beginning of the chain, include a fish of the wrong species or a damaged fish. Such anomalies must be rejected immediately.

Poachers shoot down anti-poaching drone in the Gulf of California

Los Angeles Times

Tensions between poachers and conservationists in the Gulf of California escalated over the weekend after a fisherman shot down a drone being used to monitor illegal activities. The drone belonged to the U.S. conservation group Sea Shepherd, which has two ships in the northern part of the Sea of Cortez as part of an effort to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. The vaquita have been inadvertently caught in nets that poachers use to catch the endangered totoaba fish. Fishermen can make huge sums on the black market for dried totoaba swim bladders, which are sold in China for their supposed medicinal properties. The environmental group has been searching for nets and pulling them from the water.

Simulating data to combat illegal fishing in R


Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is becoming a major issue around the world . In general, IUU fishing is a broad term encapsulating many different scenarios (i.e. For the purposes of this blog, we'll just limit out discussion to Illegal fishing – i.e. fishing uses practices that are against the law, fishing in areas where it is not allowed, or taking animals which are not allowed to be taken. In this blog, I'm simply going to present some code demonstrating the simulation of a training dataset. The training dataset consists of 3000 fictional ships that engage in fishing activities.

Q&A: The state of machine learning, according to real humans


Top use cases among ML adopters included image recognition, classification, and tagging (47 percent); emotion/behavior analysis (47 percent); text classification and mining (47 percent); and natural language processing (45 percent). Adam Wenchel: Not only is ML enabling Capital One to create more personalized, adaptable experiences for customers, but it's helping behind the scenes to improve operational efficiencies. ML has various applications across all of our core businesses, including call center conversation analysis, fraud detection and risk management, and robotic process automation (RPA). Gary Graves: InterActiveTel uses ML to understand what is happening on a phone call in real time. We use speech recognition, speaker identification, feature extraction, classification, forecasting, and sentiment analysis.

Tuna fin hydraulics inspire aquatic robotics


The shape-changing fins of fish are of great interest to engineers developing the locomotion and maneuvering capabilities of underwater and aerial systems. On page 310 of this issue, Pavlov et al. (1) find that the lymphatic circulatory system in tuna and other members of the Scombridae family of fish serves as a hydraulic system that actively changes the sweep angle of their second dorsal (back) and anal (underside) fins. This is an important finding because sweep-angle changes alter fin erectness and thereby affect the lift-force capacity of the fin.

Tuna Fish School Human Engineers in Hydraulics


The dye highlighted a large chamber at the base of the sickle-shaped median fins, and smaller channels nestled between the fish's back muscles and the fin also turned blue. It looked like the tuna could contract muscles at the base of the chamber to pressurize it, squeezing fluid out into the smaller channels and elevating its fin. So Block and her team analyzed high speed video of tuna schools in 20,000 gallon research tanks, looking to see if swimming tuna indeed raise and lower their fins at the angles that Pavlov experimentally observed. By looking at the lift and drag on a fish in 120 simulations of swimming, he found that raising those median fins stabilizes a tuna like a yacht keel--preventing roll-over.

How OpenTable uses AI to find you Maine lobster and your favorite seat


What if a machine helped you make a dinner reservation? Quarles said AI helps optimize the search results when you want to make a reservation. For data compilation, OpenTable sees mobile devices as a big driver -- it's a rich data set to improve AI. "People don't want to spend more than two or three minutes [making a reservation], and they want to be confident they made the right decision," she said, suggesting that this large data set can make AI better and improve the results of search and the reservations.

WATCH: Drone Video Captures Giant Hammerhead Shark Struggling With Fisherman In Florida

International Business Times

A drone flying over a Florida beach Saturday caught on camera a struggle between a fisherman and a massive hammerhead shark. Curtis Williams, a drone operator, captured the shark fighting against the man. At certain points in the video, the man can be seen just inches away from the massive shark as a crowd gathers around. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission urges fishermen to "minimize fight time" with prohibited sharks by using a certain kind of tackle that helps to release the sharks.

Fisherman reels in hammerhead shark off Florida beach, drone video shows - Ohio teen bit by shark at Hilton Head beach

FOX News

A fisherman got one magnificent catch during the Fourth of July weekend when he reeled in a massive hammerhead shark off Florida's Panama City Beach -- and it was all captured in a drone video. Curtis Williams was flying his drone over Panama City Beach on Saturday when he saw the fisherman attempting to capture the shark. "Vacationing at beach and was going to video a nice pleasant sunset. The unidentified fisherman later released the shark back into the ocean.

How AI Can Help Keep Ocean Fisheries Sustainable


Just as automation and machine learning have given internet companies detailed records and predictions of how users behave online, they can potentially enable scientists and government agencies to build similarly detailed models of the world's fisheries. "Today it's estimated that what's called illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing costs the region between a half billion dollars and $1.5 billion a year," Zimring says. The Nature Conservancy is working with governments in the region, including in Palau, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and the Solomon Islands, to implement alternative monitoring programs, capturing video footage of fishing vessels instead of placing observers on each boat. To make analyzing the footage more feasible, The Nature Conservancy is investigating ways to use machine learning techniques to process that video material.