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ScrippsTech: Protecting whales from cargo ships

An academic research lab is using artificial intelligence to keep whales and ships away from each other.
A whale in the ocean with a cargo ship in the background.
Posted at 3:50 PM, Jan 30, 2024

In this episode of ScrippsTech, Phil Torres goes for a swim in the Pacific Ocean as endangered whales face a dangerous reality: They are on a collision course with speeding cargo ships. 

Go on the journey with Phil as he tags along with a crew from Whale Safe, which uses artificial intelligence to keep whales and ships apart. 

In this episode, you'll also meet James Johnson, who is helping advance scientific knowledge. He had fine wires implanted into his brain so scientists can learn more about the brain-computer interface. 

Watch this full episode of ScrippsTech in the video above.