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Elephants & AI: Can Artificial Intelligence Save Elephants?

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Broadcast: Oct.6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series  featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode 2: Elephants & AI: Can Artificial Intelligence Save Elephants?  

We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.

About the series: Without our being fully aware, hacking, artificial intelligence, offensive cyber, and data surveillance has crept into our lives. I'll Be Seeing You takes listeners on a narrative journey to make sense of it all. In four one hour specials, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston will investigate the mysterious death of one of the world's most famous hackers, explain how artificial intelligence is saving the elephants, go behind-the-scenes with a secret military team hacking into ISIS, and explore how technology is changing the way the government catches spies. This series is a primer for anyone who wants to get under the hood to understand today's surveillance technologies. 

Produced by: NPR