In the infinite search for solutions to the world’s greatest problems, you may have never considered one of the most formidable – raising canes. No, not the candy, but the pesky canine critters that often wreak havoc on our grounds.
A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed an artificial intelligence system that can help communities prevent beloved parks, forests, and campgrounds from being overrun by a wild canines.
The system is called ARIF IIT, and it uses a deep learning technique known as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to detect canines in the environment. The system consists of an AI-powered network of cameras connected to computers running deep learning algorithms that can recognize various things within the environment, such as canines, plants, and people.
The researchers found that the system was able to detect canines with an accuracy of 99.8%. What’s even more impressive is that it worked equally well in day and night settings.
Although this system is far from being a full-fledged solution to the canine chaos, its creators hope that it can help educate and inform citizens on best management practices. With this system in place, early detection of potential problem areas can help prevent serious issues that arise from out of control populations.
Who knew that AI could help protect our parks from four-legged critters?!
Now, if only we could find a way to keep those candy canes away from our kids…