How an AI drone is tracking sharks close to shore

Where many Australians have strong ties with the beach and coast, too comes the love-hate relationship we have with what lies beneath the water’s surface.

In 2016, there were only two shark related fatalities in Australia – and while not forgetting the lives lost, it’s a figure that pales in comparison to the 100 million sharks worldwide that we as humans kill each year.

However, a new research project involving two researchers from the University of Technology Sydney could help identify sharks before they reach close to shore using an artificial intelligence drone technology.


  • Michael Blumenstein and Nabin Sharma from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney.

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