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Saving Brazil’s Amazon: These tree-hugging AI boxes can detect ‘when destruction starts’

AI boxes tied to trees are battling destructive jungle invaders in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Small, artificially intelligent (AI) boxes tied to tree trunks in the Brazilian Amazon are the latest weapon against deforestation. The boxes, named 'curupiras' after a folkloric forest creature who preys on hunters and poachers, sport sensors and software trained "to recognise the sounds of chainsaws and tractors, or anything that could cause deforestation," says project manager Thiago Almeida. They are being used by scientists and environmentalists to battle destructive jungle invade... See more
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