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A new tool helps identify individual bears, machines turn glass bottles into grains of ‘sand,’ and scientists discover a gene transfer from plant to animal.

Facial-recognition systems for humans are widely used by security services and law enforcement. Now there’s one for grizzly bears.

This technology, born of a collaboration between ecologists and computer scientists, makes it possible to easily recognize bears caught by camera traps.

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The software runs deep-learning algorithms to detect and map each grizzly’s facial features so the bears can be identified.

Indigenous communities in British Columbia are already putting the application to work, monitoring specific bears across territorial boundaries.

The developers of BearID hope to adapt their software to track other species too, such as woodland caribou and polar bears. Doing so, they say, will help scientists gain insight into the lives of these animals and aid in their conservation.
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Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/

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30 minutes ago, Helxig said:

Oh god this sh.it is getting way too accurate :green:

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4 minutes ago, FATCAT said:

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Lmao yeah yeah okay okay I know I'm putting my own face out there with reckless abandon

I guess I shouldn't worry too much though. I'm not much of a bear... :ally:

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8 minutes ago, Helxig said:

I'm not much of a bear... :ally:

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