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Wed May 15, 2019, 01:44 AM

Big Brother-style surveillance gives new insight into Amazon's hidden wildlife


Wednesday, 15 May 2019
9:00 AM MYT

TEF, Brazil: Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest’s rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts.

The Big Brother-style Providence Project was launched two years ago by French scientist Michel Andre of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Mamiraua Sustainable Development Institute in northern Brazil.

“I want to help the rest of the world understand the urgency of protecting the Amazon rainforest and supporting conservation initiatives,” says Andre, who is director of the university’s bioacoustic applications laboratory.

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“Those smart ears are sending the data in real time to my laboratory where we are analysing them with the help of the local indigenous communities of Mamiraua and the biologists of the institute.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2019/05/15/big-brother-style-surveillance-gives-new-insight-into-amazons-hidden-wildlife/#f2IggOGd5Bk05Fic.99

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Wed May 15, 2019, 02:00 AM

1. In what way is this 'Big-Brother Style'? And why the use of this description?

Not asking you JL, thanks for the article, but this description seems very odd and out-of-place.

'Big Brother' having, of course, a negative connotation ... as if the researchers are doing something wrong by 'spying' on the wildlife.

Sounds like something from a Murdoch publication ...

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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:17 AM

2. It ticked me off, too. Horrible getting a clumsy, ignorant headline writer working in journalism.

You have to pause a moment to fight back the flash of anger, or gag reflex before you can start the story!

Another case of someone hopelessly incapable trying to do a job in which actual intelligence is expected from the first! That really sounds familiar, for some reason.


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