African nature reserve uses AI to catch poachers


Heath, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, relies on a thermal imaging camera that uses artificial intelligence to identify animals and poachers up to a kilometer away. Inside the SUV, Heath's rangers monitor the video feed, which categorizes the distant objects. Heath has arrested tens of thousands of poachers since he started managing the Mara Conservancy almost 16 years ago. The World Wildlife Fund also tested the technology this fall to identify poachers via drone in Zimbabwe and Malawi.