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The Cacophony Project


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How will we know if any pest eradication interventions actually increase the amount of bird life?
The Cacophony project aims to return New Zealand's bird life to its former glory, by using technology to help eradicate the pests responsible for killing so many birds.
The Project will turn birdsong into data and use the best of IT technologies to dramatically improve our ability to trap bird killing predators. The device we are creating is called the Cacophonometer and it will be able to;
· Lure predators with sound and light
· Identify using camera and Artificial Intelligence
· Eliminate the identified predators
· Monitor the background bird song to measure the impact
Tim and his fellow cacophoners think this approach has the potential to increase trapping efficiency by up to 80,000 times, long term.

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: bird life, pest eradication, New Zealand bird
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Tim Hunt
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 00:45
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:48

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