China's Sichuan Forest and Grassland Administration and Chinese technology company Huawei jointly developed the Digital Panda System to protect the habitat of giant pandas by detecting wildfires in hard-to-reach regions where they live and notifying rangers and fire departments so they can intercede quickly.
The solar-powered system collates data from 596 cameras, 45 infrared cameras, drones, and satellites, and stores it in the cloud.
The system also incorporates a facial recognition system for pandas, based on an algorithm tested and refined using a database of over 6,400 images taken from 218 pandas in captivity.
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