Vodafone, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Europe and Africa, has plans to leverage the Internet of Things and AI to develop new technologies for wildlife conservation in Africa, with the aim of ensuring community security, supporting livelihoods and conflict resolution. between humans and animals. wild animals.
The company has revealed through a public statement on its website that it is currently in the early stages of developing the new technology to promote peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife.
In collaboration with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), the solution being developed will be continuously operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is said to rely strictly on a combination of solar power and rechargeable batteries, made possible by the Internet of Things.
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To detect approaching animals, the system uses three to four cameras strategically placed along the perimeter of a designated area.
The cameras will be fitted with infrared lights to provide illumination. Using deep learning, AI and other computer vision algorithms, the system is able to recognize and identify different animal species.
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