Tech innovation and ocean conservation

Computers that can recognize fish faces. Robots that swim through the sea collecting data. Algorithms that can detect illegal fishing activity out in the middle of the ocean. This is the future of fishing.

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Technology extends our senses. It allows us to see what was once invisible, hear what was inaudible, and to reach the unreachable. Technology also expands our minds. Advances in data science and artificial intelligence enable us to detect patterns in what used to look like random clouds of data, and to predict the future — something that our brains are famously poor at doing.


Rod Fujita

Rod Fujita, Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Development for the Oceans Program at Environmental Defense Fund and author of Heal the Ocean

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