[ExI] New Nature ID app for Android and Apple

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 13:54:58 UTC 2017

Identify Anything, Anywhere, Instantly (Well, Almost) With the Newest
iNaturalist Release
by Eric Simons on July 17, 2017


A new version of the California Academy of Sciences’ iNaturalist app
uses artificial intelligence to offer immediate identifications for
photos of any kind of wildlife. You can observe anywhere and ask the
computer anything. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it seems
like it mostly works.
It is completely astonishing.

iNaturalist is now attempting plants, mammals, birds, insects,
spiders, slime molds … how do you even begin to train a computer to do

Out of 2.5 million quality observations, according to an explanation
iNaturalist co-director Scott Loarie posted to the iNaturalist web
site in June, there are 13,730 species that have been identified and
confirmed more than 20 times. That’s the database they started
building their computer vision from.

Get the app here:  <http://inaturalist.org/>


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