20:28 26 March 2017
A new image recognition software developed by IT consultancy firm Accenture and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) identifies bird species found in India. The Internet of Things-based birds platform has been developed using artificial intelligence technology as well as machine learning and computer vision to accurately identify bird species from digital photos.
The new technology, which is part of Accenture’s broader citizenship focus on using technology for good, is available to anyone, anywhere for free.
Sanjay Podder, Managing Director, Accenture Labs, said: “We believe Artificial Intelligence has significant untapped potential to improve the way we work and live and were attracted to this project because it’s this kind of innovation and exploration that is needed to begin tackling big issues,”
“This platform is a powerful example of how Accenture can apply its deep learning capabilities, which are part of our broader Artificial Intelligence business, to develop innovative technology solutions that can address business challenges.”
BNHS director Deepak Apte added: “With the rise of amateur bird watchers across India, we are happy to have Accenture help us capitalise on all the information they can capture. This helps us encourage citizen science by involving more people in nature conservation activities.”
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