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