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Intel AI to fight poaching in Africa - TechCentral


Artificial intelligence created by Intel is to be used in cameras to detect poachers entering wildlife reserves and alert park rangers before they can kill endangered animals. The technology firm has announced its software is to be used in TrailGuard AI cameras that are capable of object detection and image classification remotely, and which can alert rangers should a person or vehicle be detected. The cameras are to be distributed around wildlife reserves by non-profit organisation Resolve, and have been built in partnership with the National Geographic Society and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. They will be deployed in African wildlife reserves and throughout Southeast Asia in early 2019, the technology firm said. The pencil-sized devices contain a long-life battery, which can last up to a year and a half without needing to be charged.