AI Used To Hunt Dinosaur Bones

Friday, November 25, 2011

All the emotions involved in collecting the remains of a creature that lived and died millions of years ago, definitely sounds like a lot of hard work.

This one, however, exhaust manifold, the reasons we decided not to pursue our dreams of a professional dinosaur hunters over the age of five years. Wandering around in the heat to dry desert in search of fragments of vertebrae, Dino sounds like something that is dedicated to finding fossils, we were able to assemble.

But Dinosaur Hunter chair can now be able to find the skeletons of long dead creatures without having to wander through the arid countryside for months.

A new system of artificial intelligence software has been developed, wrote of nature, which will take a lot of happiness that usually need to find samples.

"The role of luck in vertebrate paleontology is legendary," said Roger Anemone, one of the paleontologists involved in software development.

"People will say," I was out doing wazz and flowed from a fossil. "Everyone admits that it is a kind of crapshoot."

But it is expected that a neural network will be able to work more precisely how a fossil can be seated.

Currently the most advanced methods for Dino Hunting with satellite images that are virtually the same as those used by scientists for hundreds of years ago. This involves examining how others have made discoveries and research of rock of a certain age who can keep a few old bones before resorting back to clean the floor with their eyes.

However, estimates Anemone using the neural network could help to identify fossils in an intelligent way. He took satellite images of the study area shows pixels in six wavelength bands of light of different soil types, and indicates whether each pixel represents a fossil site.

The network was soon able to know which sites were more likely to keep the dinosaurs died, to identify 79 percent of public areas, which had been taken. The total number of pixels, it should be noted, 99 percent of the fossils in them.

The system has even been able to identify the sites before digging begins, with a team member Anemone wait after a discovery was made before revealing the computer had been on the same track.

Whether the traditional detective after a sensation is made obsolete by the computer system is not clear, but it is hoped that this will at least give some good advice on where to start looking.

The system is used at this time, searching for caves that might contain human remains at the beginning of the "Cradle of Humanity" in South Africa.

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