In Australia, launched Shazam for spiders

Australia is known worldwide not only for its unique nature, but the presence of a large number deadly to human creatures. However, not all residents of the country and, especially, her guests will be able to distinguish harmless from homemade spider killer spiders an Australian widow.

IT specialists Nick and Murray Scher together with the Australian State Association of scientific and applied research, CSIRO has developed an application Critterpedia, working on the principle of Shazam. Only instead of the tune it helps to determine the kind of spider you encountered.

In Critterpedia use a mechanism of machine learning that is used to automatically detect the different types of spiders and snakes. It is quite natural that for the algorithm with AI require tens of thousands of images for accurate identification.

In this regard, the CSIRO and its research unit Data 61 expect to be involved in the project as greater number of volunteers who will send pictures of spiders and snakes encountered in the wild.

Anyone wishing to participate can register on the app. In CSIRO hope Critterpedia in the future to help save the lives of people and Pets.

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