Google AI Black Cockatoo

Google Is Using AI To Try And Preserve Australia’s Wildlife


Google Australia has today announced a partnership with QUT (Queensland University of Technology) to use AI technology to help preserve Australian birdlife.

This study will use audio detection to track threatened species starting with the Glossy Black Cockatoo.

Whilst using bird calls and wildlife sounds has been the primary method of tracking birds previously, the AI model isolates and enhances the bird sounds to pickup even the faintest of calls to ensure they don’t get missed.

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The goal of the study (which is apart of Google’s five year Digital Future Initiative), is to extend this tool to identify other threatened species such as the Koala and also invasive species such as the Cane Toad.