Protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity via machine learning

There are several applications of machine learning in the real world. Some of which are medical diagnoses and even detection of contaminants in soil samples.

Add to that the project of researchers that involves investigating whether machine learning can be used to protect New Zealand’s biosecurity.

Pest species are a particular threat to the country’s unique biodiversity. However, the question in mind is how to differentiate whether a species is a pest or merely a harmless member of the local fauna and flora.

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