The Amazon has gained a new ally in the fight against deforestation. A device called "Curupira", a mythical being from Brazilian folklore, has been developed to monitor possible threats to the forest. The device, which is currently being tested, uses deep artificial intelligence to recognise atypical sounds that identify danger, such as chainsaws. The work consists of spreading the devices out over a maximum radius of one kilometre so that they can communicate with each other. After picking up the attack on the forest, the curupiras send information by radio frequency to a router, which in turn forwards everything for analysis and visualisation in a computer program. The investment for this first phase came from the private sector. The second phase of the project aims to expand Curupira's capabilities to identify smoke and vibrations, broadening the warning parameters for dealing with fires and other types of situations.
Source: Amazon Agency