There is a line of thought, from science fiction movies to the late scientist Stephen Hawking, that suggests artificial intelligence could spell doom for humans. But conservationists are increasingly turning to it as an innovative technological solution to address the biodiversity crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Artificial intelligence is helping to protect species as diverse as humpback whales, koalas and snow leopards, supporting the work of scientists, researchers and rangers on vital tasks, from anti-poaching patrols to species tracking. With machine learning computer systems using algorithms and mathematical models, artificial intelligence can often do the work of hundreds of people, yielding faster and more effective results. Here we tell you how artificial intelligence is saving animals :