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Teenager has invented a low-cost tool to spot elephant poachers in real time

Anika Puri, 17, won the 2022 Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication for her prototype of a machine-learning-driven software that analyzes movement patterns in thermal infrared videos of humans and elephants.

During a recent trip to India, Puri realized that elephants were still being poached for their tusks.

“I was quite taken aback,” Puri told Smithsonian Magazine. “Because I always thought, ‘well, poaching is illegal, how come it really is still such a big issue?'”

Over the next two years, Puri created …

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