How I used a Raspberry Pi to automate birdwatching - ZDNet

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( June 10, 2022; ZDNet )

Description: "Why not use a spare Pi to catalog the birds in your garden, using machine learning to identify them from their songs?"






BirdNET is available for mobile devices too, with regional options to download models for different parts of the world. The algorithm and models are public, and various open-source projects have been working to implement them on different systems, often using a version designed for lower power systems, BirdNET-Lite, using the TFLite Tensorflow packages.

TFLite supports many different environments, allowing you to run machine-learning models on surprisingly small devices, including the Raspberry Pi. That's allowed enthusiasts to build an open-source set of tools that turn a Pi into a bird identifying device that's able to sit there 24 hours a day, spotting birds day and night.



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Related links:
  • Merlin: A free app that helps with bird identification based on sight or sound, from Cornell (Android, IOS)
  • BirdNet: Bird identification by sound (Android, IOS)

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Every time technology gives us more and more facilities, people who are involved in this issue will be able to take advantage of it

This article just shows how A.I can play diverse functions in our society. We certainly have a long way to go concerning data training...but i believe we are in the right direction.