this identification is made by reading colored rings, the combination of which is unique to each individual “explain to Science and the Future Claire Doutrelant, CNRS researcher who participated in the study. But this technique is sometimes complex for scientists, who in some cases find it difficult to distinguish the famous rings. “Data-reactid =” 23 “> Recognizing individuals of the same species is an essential element in behavioral ecology, especially to understand the adaptation processes and social bonds of wild animals.this identification is made by reading colored rings, the combination of which is unique to each individual “ explain to Science and the Future Claire Doutrelant, CNRS researcher who participated in the study. But this technique is sometimes complex for scientists, who in some cases have trouble distinguishing the famous rings.

It is with this in mind that an international team, made up among others of the (CIBIO) of the University of Porto (Portugal), of the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CNRS, University of Montpellier, IRD, EPHE … ) or the University of Paris-Saclay, has developed a technique to recognize birds individually thanks to artificial intelligence.

If techniques already existed to differentiate wild bird species using a computer, this is the first time that specimens have been individually recognized without human intervention. This feat was the subject of a publication this Monday, July 27, 2020 in the review.

Recognition based on the plumage pattern

allows us to increase the size of our samples and therefore the power of our statistics and the reliability of our conclusions “, po[…]”data-reactid =” 28 “> This new, less invasive method,”allows us to increase the size of our samples and therefore the power of our statistics and the reliability of our conclusions “, po[…]

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