Using AI to identify animals from photos


Using the 3.37 million images, the computer model was used to assess some 375,000 animal images. The processing of these was rapid, at rate of about 2,000 images per minute. The program was run on a standard laptop computer. When compared with the identifications made by scientists, the artificial intelligence achieved 97.6 percent accuracy and at a pace far faster than any human could hope to match. The program therefore serves a practical use for wildlife image classification.