Welcome to “The Change Makers” – a weekly video series.
In this series our Change Makers share their stories, their thoughts, their ambitions and their actions to leave the earth a better place – to be a Good Ancestor to future generations.
Our planet is experiencing catastrophic environmental harm and it requires us to Think Long Term, beyond our lifetimes, to evaluate our choices and to take actions to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for all.
The stories of those leading the change – The Change Makers – those thinking and acting with long term vision, are inspirational.
Inspired, we can ask ourselves, “what can we do to be Better Ancestors?”
This week, Better Ancestors visits with “wildlife. ai” in Taranaki, on the West Coast of Aotearoa / New Zealand. The team at “wildlife. ai”, led by Dr. Victor Anton, are bringing advanced technologies to wildlife conservation.
Artificial intelligence will be an important technological tool and data-driven algorithms a device to be used for wildlife conservation. “Wildlife.ai” is leading the collaborative learning in this space.
Aotearoa / New Zealand’s unique history, means our native flora and fauna are under critical threat from invasive predator species. The good news is we have embarked upon the journey to Predator Free by 2050.
“wildlife. ai” is bringing ecologists and technologists together and into the community. Using a charitable trust structure, a huge emphasis on community involvement, teaching youngsters and courageous ambition, “wildlife. ai” will build new capability.
Then with educated, skilled and experienced young outdoors people equipped with powerful new tools we will have a good chance of saving our taonga species from extinction.
Episode 15 premieres next week, Sunday 18th April 2021.
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This series is made possible by the New Zealand Regeneration Investment Group.