Beyond Binoculars: AI Bird Counting and the Future of Ornithology

Beyond Binoculars: AI Bird Counting and the Future of Ornithology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) bird counting is a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing the way we monitor bird populations. Bird counting is an essential tool for wildlife conservation and management, as it provides vital information about population trends, habitat preferences, and migration patterns. AI bird counting has the potential to…
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Black-faced Spoonbills: I see you

Black-faced Spoonbills: I see you

The AI bird detection system in Mai Po Nature Reserve captured some excellent photos of the Black-faced Spoonbills in March 2023. Fig 1: Black-faces Spoonbills The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) is a medium-sized wading bird known for its distinctive black facial skin that contrasts sharply with its white plumage. It…
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RoboticsCats is among the Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

RoboticsCats is among the Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023.  Fig 1: RoboticsCats is one of Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023 This year, 4YFN received hundreds of startup applications…
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BBC Click to Detect Wildfire

BBC Click to Detect Wildfire

"BBC Click is the BBC's flagship tech show. We broadcast internationally and have an audience reach of 380 million. We focus on the amazing things that technology can do to help people." BBC Click research team contacted us last May. We worked together in early September to demonstrate how AI…
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Realtime AI bird detection using Smartphone

Realtime AI bird detection using Smartphone

We are working with several nature reserves and NGOs to do joint research on bird detection. Their locations are very different, and the animals they want to monitor are not the same. There is one thing in common: they are keen to use new technology. They are interested in using…
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CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program 2022 – Epilogue

CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program 2022 – Epilogue

It was a great experience participating in the CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program. Thank Azarely Bedolla, Cassie Young, and Manjari Talasila. I am proud to work with you in this internship program. Figure 1: The undergrads presented their research results on the Intern Demo Day. We collaborated with three brilliant undergrads…
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RoboticsCats join EIE in Edinburgh

RoboticsCats join EIE in Edinburgh

Hello, Edinburgh. Now I’m Here. Figure 1: St Giles’ Cathedral I was working in Edinburgh on the week of 5th September 2022. It was my first time in the capital of Scotland. I was lucky to visit some landmarks during this busy 5-day trip: Calton Hill, Royal Mile, St Giles’…
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LookOut Cam app turns smartphone into wildfire sensor

LookOut Cam app turns smartphone into wildfire sensor

The best camera is the one that's with you Fig 1: LookOut Cam app repurposes an old smartphone as a wildfire detection visual sensor. The first public demo was shown to the Go Austria Spring 2022 cohorts at the Zoku Vienna Hotel on 27th May 2022. You can now use…
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RoboticsCats Go Austria Spring 2022

RoboticsCats Go Austria Spring 2022

It is our honor that RoboticsCats is one of the 17 Asia deep tech startups participating in the Go Austria Spring 2022 program organized by Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN). I will join the other entrepreneurs to visit Vienna this June to meet potential customers and business partners in Austria…
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LookOut HTTP GET image input method

LookOut HTTP GET image input method

LookOut wildfire detection SaaS now supports live web photos as image inputs. LookOut will detect early-stage wildfires in web images. There are tens of thousands of websites that provide live photos (updated every few seconds or minutes) captured by surveillance cameras in different parts of the world. Some photos show…
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