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How old cell phones are protecting the rainforest

This video presents a project by Rainforest Connection, which is helping to put a stop to illegal logging in Indonesia and 11 other countries.

Planted high in jungle treetops, used cell phones powered by small solar panels are recording and uploading the surrounding sounds of the rainforest’s landscape.

In real-time, the audio is then analysed by Artificial Intelligence software that can recognise chainsaws, logging trucks and other signs of illegal logging nearby, and notify locals of the danger in time, hopefully, to intervene.

View the original video here.

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