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AI Could Help Find Cheaper, Smarter Ways to Raise Fish


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A fish farm in Dirdal, Norway.

Artificial intelligence researchers in Norway are testing AI models designed to cut costs and improve efficiency in raising salmon, one of the countrys major exports.

Credit: Carina Johansen/Bloomberg News

Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at Norwegian telecommunications carrier Telenor's Norwegian Open AI Lab are testing AI models to reduce costs and increase efficiency in salmon breeding.

The models are engineered to optimize feeding, maintain the fish's health, and help companies improve farm operation decisions.

The Lab bases its projects on neural networks, with one application designed to help farm workers interpret salmon feeding patterns; the technology analyzes camera images to determine when behavior changes, and tests showed the method identified behavior with 80% accuracy.

Another application employs image recognition to recognize individual salmon and ensure they are not mistaken for each other, as a more-affordable alternative to tags or tattoos.

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