Singapore develops Asia’s first AI-based mobile app for shark and ray fin identification to combat illegal wildlife trade

  • Singapore National Parks Board, Microsoft and Conservation International collaborate to create AI-powered mobile application that visually identifies shark and ray species
  • Sharks and rays are in rapid decline. This joint innovation aims to combat a key driver of this decline; illegal wildlife trade

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 8 June 2022 – The Singapore National Parks Board (NParks), Microsoft and Conservation International announced the launch of Fin Finder, Asia’s first mobile application that employs artificial intelligence (AI) to visually identify illegally traded shark and ray species. and

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