Why you should listen
Tanya Berger-Wolf creates computational solutions to generate, collect, analyze and derive insight from data to answer questions and make decisions in ecology, environment and wildlife conservation. She is passionate about creating a human-AI partnership to address our planet’s greatest conservation challenges.
As a part of her work, she gets to hang out of an ultra-light airplane in Kenya, taking a hyper-stereo video of zebra populations and learning how to identify each one of them by the unique stripe pattern. She teaches a computer how to identify animals by their body patterns to provide accurate data for biodiversity monitoring. She is a professor at Ohio State University, a nonprofit director at Wild Me and a co-founder of a several big projects and fields of study (most recently, imageomics).