Artificial Intelligence and Conservation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left the lab and now affects many aspects of our lives - from our smart phones automatically categorizing the photos we take to automated resume readers which sort us into viable and non-viable job candidates. Conservation organizations like WWF have long used AI to monitor the health of wildlife, forests, and other ecosystems, and just like everywhere else, new applications of AI are accelerating our ability to understand the world around us.
The series focused on how AI is being used to support conservation efforts. Discussions in the seminars included the past, present and future of how these technologies advance sustainability, with a focus on the future, and an eye on both the upsides and the risks of these technologies in a conservation context.
To view the recordings of the seminars, follow the link below.
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Rededicating WWF’s Science Symposium
In honor of renowned conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy, the Kathryn S. Fuller Science for Nature Symposium will be re-named the Thomas Lovejoy Science for Nature Symposium. Lovejoy, who was also WWF’s first chief scientist, mentored countless students during his career. A continued focus on the importance of scientific scholarship in service to nature is a fitting memorial to him, and an enduring tribute to the importance of his work.
The first Lovejoy Science for Nature Symposium will be held on October 17, 2023 in Washington, D.C. and will focus on the Amazon. More information will be shared soon.
Read Kathryn Fuller’s statement here.
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