Enrique Dans
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Enrique Dans

How machine learning can stop locust plagues

A plague of locusts sounds like a Biblical curse, and for countries affected by them, it is: some species of the insect go through a gregarious phase in which they cluster in multi-billion swarms capable of devouring entire crops.

There is little that can be done to repel locusts on this scale, even eating them is little use. From the beginning of the 20th century, after some…

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