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Diving into Data

Sofia Osbourne: How AI Can Save the Whales

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes more and more prevalent in data collection, researchers are learning how to employ and train AI algorithms in a way that helps further the research surrounding whale calls.

In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, Sofia Osbourne, a writer and audio producer based in British Columbia, explores both the progress and the challenges that come along with the use of AI technology. In her chat with scientists and researchers currently in the field, Sofia explains how the option to develop and train algorithms to detect and identify different whale calls could yield significant progress for scientists working with acoustic-based research.

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