Rangers try gaming technology to protect African wildlife



The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.
A U.S.-funded initiative is applying artificial intelligence and game theory algorithms to predict the movement of poachers, helping rangers who are testing the new technology in Uganda to find illegal hunters and their animal traps.
"We're trying to predict future poacher attacks or where poachers may strike next based on what we have observed in the past on our patrols," Professor... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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