Google AI to help rescue Great Barrier Reef

May 31st, 2022

Kids News, Other, 30/05/2022, Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
Artificial intelligence* could help stop one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, potentially saving huge areas of coral from destructive crown-of-thorns starfish. Tech giant Google has teamed with scientists from the CSIRO to create AI software that could identify the dangerous pest, which is one of the natural wonder’s three biggest threats. The new approach, using footage from an underwater camera to identify starfish outbreaks on the Queensland reef, replaces an old, laborious* method and early results show it could correctly identify more of the dangerous pests that prey on coral.

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