[ExI] New Nature ID app for Android and Apple

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 14:28:34 UTC 2017

On Jul 22, 2017, at 6:54 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Identify Anything, Anywhere, Instantly (Well, Almost) With the Newest
> iNaturalist Release
> by Eric Simons on July 17, 2017
> <https://baynature.org/article/identify-anything-anywhere-instantly-well-almost-newest-inaturalist-release/>
> Quote:
> 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
> that?
> 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/>

That sounds very useful for doing wildlife surveys.


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