1) Message boards : Science : Any other species? (Message 5791)
Posted 14 Aug 2015 by KaizenElectra
I'm not sure either, but I think you might be right. Although there might be one or two in a zoo somewhere....

You might also be right about it being a little bit dangerous. But then again, it will be a little bit sad if there are no more Bengal tigers. It's not like they will be the first, or the last. And all those little bits of sad add up, ultimately to something much worse than sad.

I guess I'm suggesting that this project engage in some kind of outreach - if the technology is good, please find a way to share it with the wider world.

Maybe they can send you datasets. They will welcome all the encouragement they can get, even if it's just a list of contacts, some code, or remotely provided technical support. They are putting their own lives at risk to do this work. I don't think it's right to let them do that without offering some kind of assistance. If the roles were reversed, I'm certain you would appreciate the same.
2) Message boards : Science : Any other species? (Message 5789)
Posted 10 Aug 2015 by KaizenElectra
I'd like to do some work on the below, perhaps this would be possible? Are other species in wildlife@home critically endangered?


Nobody can decide whether there are 440, 200, 106 or less of the Bengal tiger left in one of its last remaining habitats in the world.

I expect the tiger would lend itself to automated analysis due to the stripes.