Event Details

February 10


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Data Skills Live: Defend The Rhino 🦏

10th Feb, 11am-12pm

This event is being run for selected schools only.  Please get in touch with us at dataschools@ed.ac.uk to find out more.

Join our data science team as we help stop a gang of rhino poachers. This session is designed for class teachers to bring their learners to. It’s free to participate and you just need access to a web browser – more details below.

You’ll use data science skills to analyse CCTV data from across a South African national park. Then create your own machine learning model that recognises images of poachers, and work together to catch them before it’s too late.

This is based on a real life case study where conservationists and technologists in South Africa are using artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to help save endangered wildlife.

This interactive and engaging workshop introduces learners to key data science topics including image classification and supervised machine learning. This gives learners the chance to experience working as a data scientist.

Learners will:

-Collect data from security cameras across a national park in Africa

-Analyse the data to look for patterns and suspicious activity

-Train a machine learning model to identify potential poachers

-Visualise the data to work out where the poachers are, so we can stop them in time!

The workshop is suitable for learners from P7-S4. No previous experience of data science is required. However, a love of rhinos is encouraged!

To take part:

You will need access to YouTube to see the presenters as well as the Google Chrome web browser to access the lesson itself. Access information will be available on the Online Event page which you will have access to once you have registered.

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