AI-Enhanced Cameras Have Wildlife Poachers in Their Sights

“One elephant is killed every 15 minutes by a poacher, at a rate of approximately 35,000 elephants per year, a sobering fact reported by non-profit RESOLVE via Intel. Instead standing idly on the sidelines, RESOLVE is going on the offensive with its TrailGuard AI camera.

The system utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology powered by Intel’s Movidius® Vision Processing Units (VPUs) for image processing. In-camera object detection and classification is delegated to deep neural network algorithms, which provides a high degree of accuracy, according to Intel…”