NEWS: Lizard in your luggage? We’re using artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking (Australia)

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GrrlScientist

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Sep 23, 2022, 2:51:02 AMSep 23
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very interesting use of AI:

"Blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos are among the
native animals frequently smuggled overseas.

While the number of live animals seized by the Australian Government
has tripled since 2017, the full scale of the problem eludes us as
authorities don’t often know where and how wildlife is trafficked.
Now, we can add a new technology to Australia’s arsenal against this
cruel and inhumane industry."

Lizard in your luggage? We’re using artificial intelligence to detect
wildlife trafficking
https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/lizard-your-luggage-we%E2%80%99re-using-artificial-intelligence-detect-wildlife
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Juan F. Masello

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Sep 23, 2022, 12:43:02 PMSep 23
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Thank you for sharing!

I have added the original publication to the PRG_virtual_library.

By the way, I am just back to office. I am awfully delayed with my correspondence. I apologise if any of you is waiting for an answer. I will do my best to catch up with correspondence in the next few days.

Have a nice weekend, cheers, JUAN



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Pat Latas

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Oct 5, 2022, 7:48:00 PMOct 5
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True story, and, hopefully AI will be smarter than Humans.

I was a ceramic artist at one point, and had very delicate sculptures in my carry-on, headed to an art showin Florida. Yes, I was detained and searched for reptiles. Happy news: sculptures were identified on the xray as reptiles, so they were great sculptures; bad news, the customs people did not realize that snakes would appear as skeletons and not completely dense stone...

Pat Latas

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Oct 5, 2022, 7:49:55 PMOct 5
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and they did not appreciate my expert veterinary advice on the topic.
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