Birdwatchers armed with binoculars and fields books can be great at spotting species, but they struggle to identify individuals in a flock.
Luckily for them, a new AI tool can do the tricky task for them — and potentially offer new insights into bird behaviors.
Scientists first trained the AI on labeled images of wild great tits and sociable weavers, as well as captive zebra finches. They then tested the system on new pictures of the same birds that it had never seen before. The team says the AI correctly identified over 90% of the wild species, and 87% of