Machine learning is being used to listen for birdsong, reports Scientific American. We can learn a lot from nature if we listen to it more—and scientists around the world are trying to do just that. From mountain peaks to ocean depths, biologists are increasingly planting audio recorders to unobtrusively eavesdrop on the groans, shrieks, whistles and songs of whales, elephants, bats and especially birds.
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It is now over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, creating unimaginable disruption for the health and the economy. The pandemic has left many people jobless and many others dead as it ravaged industries and caused severe illnesses. For businesses that remain open, losses that have been incurred are like no other ever witnessed in history. Luckily, technology has played a critical role in slowing down the impact of the pandemic and seeking cures and vaccines for the virus.
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