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  • For such tiny creatures

  • bees have one of the biggest jobs in the world.

  • Hi, I'm Katharina!

  • And I am Frederic.

  • We use machine learning

  • to better understand how nature works.

  • And we're doing that by observing bees.

  • Bees have a symbiotic relationship with nature

  • Plants depend on the pollination

  • of bees, including the fruits and vegetables

  • that we eat every day.

  • Bees and other insects

  • are dying around the world

  • and we do not know why.

  • We don't want the lack of knowledge

  • to be the reason that bees continue to disappear.

  • I thought, 'We have to do something about it'.

  • So we built a hive monitor

  • that uses a camera to track the bees

  • as they come and go.

  • Bees always return to their queen.

  • If we observe 500 leaving the hive

  • and only 200 returning

  • we can assume there is a problem

  • in the local ecosystem.

  • We train the model using Tensorflow

  • Google's open-source machine learning framework

  • that examines the video from each hive.

  • But what do we do with all this data that we collect?

  • We share it with experts

  • so they can make informed decisions

  • on things like when to mow lawns

  • and where to plant trees and flowers

  • so that bees can continue to power our ecosystem.

  • This tech is only the first step.

  • Us humans will have to take it from there.

  • To all those putting nature first

  • Search on.

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How machine learning is being used to help save the world’s bees

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/13
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