News at the Harry Butler Institute
Integrating AI & Biosecurity
Cutting edge efforts at the Harry Butler Institute are speeding and simplifying invasive species identification.
Collaboration between the Harry Butler Institute and the tech innovators at IBM has yielded a promising new method for the automatic identification of animals based on photographs. Andre DeSouza, featured in this video on the project, spearheaded the implementation of PowerAI software to help the biosecurity team at a class-one nature reserve detect and respond to non-native geckos.
Future implementations look to further harness HBI’s capabilities and machine vision technology to increase the efficiency of pest identification in plants, insects, and mammals. Those interested in knowing more can watch the video, visit IBM’s home for PowerAI, or reach out below.