A recent test of artificial intelligence (AI) designed to identify illegally trafficked animals and animal products in air cargo and baggage proved successful in over 70% of cases. The AI model represents a collaboration between Smiths Detections, Microsoft and the Heathrow Airport.
Protections fall short in mitigating online wildlife trafficking
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The “Digital Markets: Wildlife Trafficking Hidden in Plain Sight” report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare identified over 1,100 advertisements for illegal wildlife trade and analyzed trends in the demand for and online sale of endangered species.