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Hidden ruins or lost hikers can be easily tracked down from the skies.

Now, a 17-year-old girl from New York has developed an image processing software to help protect elephants by exposing potential poachers.

Using her analysis of existing infrared videos of conservation areas in Africa, the teen created an algorithm for her cell phone.

In contrast to previous detection methods, it distinguishes between the movement patterns of humans and elephants in real time.

All it requires is for a cell phone and low-cost infrared camera to be attached to a drone, which then surveys the terrain in question.

In initial tests, the artificial intelligence was 90% accurate in detecting would-be poachers.

Pigs could benefit from artificial intelligence too.

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