Even though species identification can be a challenging task for AI, across the 614 species that Google's AI models have been trained on, species like jaguars, white-lipped peccaries and African elephants have between an 80 to 98.6 per cent probability of being correctly predicted. With this data, managers of protected areas or anti-poaching programs can gauge the health of specific species, and local governments can use data to inform policies and create conservation measures. … [Read more...] about Google’s New AI Tool to Help Conservationists Track Wildlife
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Did you know?The main road into Byron Bay is a bit of a bumpy ride — that is because Ewingsdale Road is made on a base of logsThe area is a wetland and in the old days of timber getting, the cheapest and most readily available landfill was felled treesByron's Mayor (who happens to be a member of the Greens Party) says ironically it is quite a good base because it allows the road to move with changing water levels and still provide stability"Of course nowadays if we were going to rebuild the road, we probably wouldn't lay logs down," Cr Richardson said … [Read more...] about Pothole vigilantes: Fed-up residents take matters into own hands as Byron Bay shire struggles to pay for road repair
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) can assemble more models in India if the taxation structure is "reasonable" and allows for a viable business case, a top company official said. The company said lowering of GST from the current 28 per cent to 18 per cent would help the industry recover from the slowdown and in turn spur employment generation. "We already have six locally assembled models now and we would love to do more, provided we have a business case for them. That is where the whole questions come down to as how much volumes can we do," JLR India President and Managing Director Rohit Suri told PTI. If the volumes are good, it leads to better business viability, he added. Suri said JLR India is "eager to bring many more cars and make them in India" but the high taxation is a major hurdle. "We strongly feel high taxation today does not allow the market to grow and therefore, restricts us from bringing more products that are locally made," he said while responding to a query on JLR India's … [Read more...] about High tax on luxury cars restricting market, preventing local assembly of more models: JLR India
Rail, Tram and Bus Union secretary Alex Claassens said commuters were being forced to deal with transport chaos “on a daily basis” as a result of the “terribly put together timetable”. … [Read more...] about Sydney train commuter nightmare: Sydney’s train system off the rails
The ACLU, working with the Portland-based Innovation Law Lab, argued that conditions were excessively punitive for asylum seekers, with the particularly egregious practices including dressing them in prisoner uniforms; strip searches after they meet with their lawyer; confinement to cells 22 hours per day and more; triple bunking in cells that are approximately 75 square feet; meals served in crowded cells next to the toilet; meals that fail to accommodate religiously-based dietary restrictions; limited or non-existent recreational opportunities; no access to phones during long portions of detention; no access to a library; no orientation or sufficient explanation of why they are there and what happens next; and, for some, being separated from their family. … [Read more...] about Will Trump free these 52 Indians?