This Just In: Night Animals and Bats (Or Not) We just
received access to two new datasets. They come from Stanford's in
the Jasper Ridge Biological
Preserve in the nearby hills.
Dataset 1: Animal Detection
For years the Preserve has had cameras hidden in trees through the
terrain. The cameras fire on motion. Sometimes the motion is an
animal, sometimes it's just irrelevant motion. The tasks:
Here is an example picture:
- Find the photos with animals among the 200,000 in the
dataset. A set of labeled photos exists.
- If possible, identify the animal, or classify them in some
way: maybe by size.
Dataset 2: Animal Sounds
Terabytes of ultrasound recordings from four
networked recording stations. Available software identifies bat
"...the data also is showing some intriguing patterns
that may bear further investigation. We also wonder if the bat
call identification software could be better."
Listen to an example (turn your volume way up):
Here is the spectrogram of a bat call. These vary by species.
Anyone interested, please