Snow Leopard Protection

AI toolbox for classifying wild animals in national parks (Tencent 2021)

Two snow leopard cubs rest at Xining Wildlife Park in Northwest China's Qinghai Province on April 27, 2020. Photo: VCG

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been extensively applied in a national park in northwest China to track snow leopards inhabiting the region. The AI-aided digital toolbox can automatically distinguish the species in the Qilian Mountains National Park, Gansu Province, from other wildlife, using images captured by infrared cameras. The technology, jointly developed by Chinese internet giant Tencent, the World Wild Fund and One Planet Foundation, can thus improve data processing efficiency.

Here is a news report: Chinese researchers develop advanced tech for snow leopard protection