AI is on the frontline of the fight to save the rainforests, with data from satellites and cloud-piercing radar combined with on-the-ground monitoring to detect and track threats right down to the level of a single tree.
Previously, it might take months or even years before an illegal logging operation or incursion by cattle farmers was spotted. Now, these can be picked up before the first whine of the chainsaw.
In the Brazilian state of Acre, deep in the Amazon, where deforestation is running rampant, indigenous forest agents from the Shanenawa people are using …
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