Rainforest Connection is fighting deforestation with old phones and machine learning

Machine learning is pretty cool—in fact, the only computer science course I took in college was related to it. So we tend to get excited by novel uses for the technology here at Android Police, and in a recent post to Google’s blog, a company called Rainforest Connection came up with an interesting application: Deforestation. 

The specific implementation here is ingenious. By chaining together a system of solar-powered recycled Android phones, each device is able to record ambient audio and upload it online via existing cellular networks.

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Rainforest Connection is fighting deforestation with old phones and machine learning was written by the awesome team at Android Police.