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Shark spotting service extends to crocodiles in the waters of Queensland

The shark spotting drone service is spreading to dangerous crocodiles in popular swimming spots to protect vulnerable tourists

  • The Artificial Intelligence program has been developed to help spot crocodiles
  • The project is run by the Aussie company that developed shark spotting drones
  • Program studied more than 7,000 images of crocodiles to learn their behavior
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A shark search service is working to expand its ability to find crocodiles in popular tourist areas.

The project, which was initiated by the Queensland government, has the Australian company Ripper Group partner with Amazon and other companies to develop the possibilities of the drone.

& # 39; It gives them a second look over the top of the human element to try and make it safer for crocodiles and people, & # 39; said Ben Trollope, the director of the Little Ripper drones at Westpac.

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The Artificial Intelligence program had to study more than 7,000 images of crocodiles to learn their behavior

He said that Amazon had been vital in opening up an entire opportunity for the company to get somewhere quicker.

The Artificial Intelligence program had to study more than 7,000 images of crocodiles to learn their behavior.

Developers from the University of Technology in Sydney have developed an algorithm that can identify 16 different species of marine life.

They say it has an accuracy of 93 percent.

Options include reduced delays in sending images.

It can also separate crocodiles from mangroves in the dense bush of North Queensland.

Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver has worked closely with the University of Technology Sydney to develop an artificial intelligence-based system capable of detecting a variety of marine threats with high accuracy in real time. Sharkspotter can detect sharks
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Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver has worked closely with the University of Technology Sydney to develop an artificial intelligence-based system capable of detecting a variety of marine threats with high accuracy in real time. Sharkspotter can detect sharks

Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver has worked closely with the University of Technology Sydney to develop an artificial intelligence-based system capable of detecting a variety of marine threats with high accuracy in real time. Sharkspotter can detect sharks

Developers from the University of Technology in Sydney have developed an algorithm that can identify 16 different species of marine life. They say it has an accuracy of 93 percent

Developers from the University of Technology in Sydney have developed an algorithm that can identify 16 different species of marine life. They say it has an accuracy of 93 percent

Developers from the University of Technology in Sydney have developed an algorithm that can identify 16 different species of marine life. They say it has an accuracy of 93 percent

FATAL CROCODILE ATTACKS IN NORTHERN QUEEN:

2011: Father David Fordson snorkeled on Bushy Island, Shelbourne Bay when he was attacked

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2016: Cindy Waldron, 46, was deep in water on Thornton Beach when she was killed

2017: Spearfisherman Warren Hughes, 35, died after an attack at Palmer Point, north of Innisfail

2017: Anne Cameron, 79, disappeared from the Craiglie Creek healthcare facility, Port Douglas

Surf Lifesaving Queensland Coordinator of life-saving operations told Jason Argent The courier post artificial intelligence technology would help combat the crocodile issues that North Queensland has previously had to deal with.

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& # 39; This summer we hope that all drones in North Queensland will make this AI work seamlessly, giving pilots more confidence in what they see in the water. & # 39;

Four people were killed by crocodiles between 2011 and 2018.

In 2017, grandmother Anne Cameron, 79, disappeared from health care institution Ozcare near Port Douglas.

Human remains were found in a crocodile weeks later.

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