The Telangana Forest Department is seeking startups to provide novel AI solutions to monitor wildlife in its forests. The solution must predict the movement of wildlife and related characteristics.
Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) has been established by the Government of Telangana with a vision to position Telangana as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence and foster social innovation. Powered by NASSCOM, one focus area for T-AIM is Environment & Forests.
Currently, the Telangana Forest Department monitors wildlife and human movement in the forests through movement-based camera traps that capture wildlife movements. However, extracting information from these pictures remains an expensive, time-consuming, manual task.
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), this process should be automated thereby freeing up valuable time of forest beat officers for other high-priority conservation efforts. By obtaining up-to-date information about the location and behaviors of wild animals, the senior forest officials should be empowered with strategic insights to further strengthen and conserve wildlife ecosystems.
Additionally, the nature of certain forest regions is inherent to human-animal conflict. Through AI, frequent movement of humans in restricted zones can be mapped and identified automatically. This will present actionable insights for senior forest officials to take necessary action.
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The teams will be judged based on approach, technique, and result.