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    Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Identify Plants and Birds

    It’s like Shazam for life. Advancements in artificial intelligence and deep learning have led to apps guiding the curious and professional in identifying plants, microbes and animals. The tech goes beyond naming simple categories of objects and instead dives deep into data to tell users if a particular mushroom might be a poisonous variety. And with access to massive flora and fauna databases — and programs that learn from their mistakes — soon knowing the names of obscure organisms in the wild will be just a point and click away.

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