In one of the more unusual new uses for artificial intelligence, a project in Mexico is mapping the lives and locations of animals in a nature reserve in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The project's focus is on a small population of jaguars, an endangered species that was suspected, but not known, to be living in the reserve. The research so far has identified and collected information on five individuals and their prey.
The project has collected more than 30,000 photos, 550,000 audio recordings and numerous video clips of wild animals. This data trove provides deep insights of local wildlife to researchers and contributes to the preservation and promotion of Yucatan biodiversity.
While the project at the Dzilam de Bravo Reserve is focused on jaguars, it has identified 119 species in the reserve, including 88 birds, 22 mammals, five reptiles, and four amphibians, of which 34 species are on Threatened Species lists,