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AI can help us better understand global threats to Wildlife

Researchers at the University of Sussex are using artificial intelligence (AI) and social media to identify threats to wildlife around the world. In a new study, they focused on bats, a vital part of the ecosystem facing dangers from hunting and trade.
The team used AI to analyze online records from platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Bing. This allowed them to find information about bat exploitation that traditional research methods might miss. They identified 22 countries involved in the bat trade, including several not previously known for this activity.
This approach is valuable because it's cost-effective and provides real-time data. Social media posts can reveal hidden trends and offer leads for further investigation. The researchers believe this method can be used to identify bat populations most in need of protection and inform global conservation efforts.




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  • Ann Nyambura

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    Inspiring work.... it is a testament to the power of technology in conservation efforts.

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    • Gorffly mokua

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      It's inspiring to see technology being used in creative ways to promote sustainability& protect our planet's natural resources.👏💚

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      • Princess

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        It's exciting to think about how technology can lead to better conservation efforts and ultimately protect our precious wildlife.

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        • Rashid Kamau

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          @princess_nel_268 Technological innovation has the potential to be a game changer

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          • Gorffly mokua

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            @princess_nel_268 Absolutely! Technology offers vast potential to support conservation efforts & help protect wildlife.,.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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            Amazing🤩 AI is bringing information and solutions to our door steps.This will highly improve information sharing on the global threats to wildlife

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            • Rashid Kamau

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              @rukia_ahmed_abdi It can definitely can help in anticipating potential threats or challenges faced by wildlife populations.

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                @rukia_ahmed_abdi Indeed, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we collect &share information on global threats to wildlife..

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