Thursday, May 11, 2017

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data

Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen, has embarked on an ambitious project that seeks to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data. The goal is to ultimately halt the decline of the savannah elephant population across the continent. To try and achieve this, Allen and his team of conservationists and technologists in partnership with game park managers accross the continent will use the Domain Awareness System (DAS) tool to pre-empt potential threats by ivory poachers. DAS was developed by Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., and it aggregates the locations of radios, vehicles, aircraft and animal sensors to game rangers and park managers…

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