Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) have become a standard way to survey fish populations. Stick a camera on a weight, add a pole with some bait and… bingo! Data.
The problem is, you can end up with thousands of hours of footage to process. If only there was a way to automate the process.
FishID is a new tool being developed by GLOW. It uses artificial intelligence in the form of machine learning to identify and count fish – it’s similar to the software used by law enforcement agencies to check vehicle registrations.
FishID is the brain child of GLOW Director Rod Connolly and is currently being advanced by GLOW Senior Software Engineer Eric Jinks.