Chances are you've seen one of the many videos of an elephant grabbing a paintbrush, dipping it in paint, and producing a painting similar to something a 5-year-old could create. There's no way this could be real. Right?
There’s more to artificial intelligence (AI) than basketball-dribbling digital avatarsand home robots. Increasingly, it’s being applied to conservation; a coalition of researchers earlier this year developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify and describe wildlife. And in a blog post this week, Microsoft highlighteda Santa Cruz-based startup — Conservation Metrics — that’s leveraging AI to keep tabs on African savanna elephants.
Prosthetic limbs aren't just for people. They can be for elephants, too.
A rampaging elephant smashed a house in an Indian village on Monday night, but when it heard a crying baby, the animal turned back and carefully removed the debris from the infant’s body.
Dipak Mahato and his wife, Lalita, were eating dinner when they heard cracking and crashing sounds coming from the bedroom.
It took Gage roughly six seconds to find the tiny piece of ivory hidden on the underside of our vehicle. Gage, a Labrador retriever, specializes in finding ivory and firearms, helping his handlers in the Mara Triangle, the northwestern portion of Kenya's renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, reduce the options for wildlife poachers to enter with weapons or exit with ivory.