The Mengxin beaver has become a social media star, thanks to conservationists in far western China. Photo: Chu Wenwen
The Mengxin beaver has become a social media star, thanks to conservationists in far western China. Photo: Chu Wenwen
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Chinese team tracks beavers with AI, making Xinjiang wildlife work easier

  • Image recognition technology helps conservationists sort through tens of thousands of photos, making it easier to gather data on protected species
  • Next stage of project to focus on building monitoring platforms for other animals, says tech company director

The Mengxin beaver has become a social media star, thanks to conservationists in far western China. Photo: Chu Wenwen
The Mengxin beaver has become a social media star, thanks to conservationists in far western China. Photo: Chu Wenwen
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