This Teenager Invented a Low-Cost Tool to Spot Elephant Poachers in Real Time

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The brainchild of seventeen-year-old Anika Puri, ElSa (short for Elephant Savior) is a tool that analyses thermal videos, trying to find elephant poachers in real-time. After seeing how differently elephants and humans moved, she realised that we might be better off analysing their movements rather than the video’s visuals; the thermal video is analysed by AI that’s been trained to differentiate between elephant and human movement. Thanks to this, ElSa can use a low-resolution thermal camera that hooks up to an iPhone 6 mounted to a drone. Read full article here

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