Article 3SY6P Wildbook: facial recognition for critters in the wild

Wildbook: facial recognition for critters in the wild

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Cory Doctorow
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The Wildbook project conducts wild animal population censuses by combining photos of animals taken by tourists, scientists, and volunteers and then using their distinctive features (zebra stripes, whale fluke shapes, leopard spots, etc) to identify individuals and produces unprecedented data that uses creepy facial recognition tools for non-creepy purposes. (moreā€¦)

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