From bushmen to biometrics in Namibia

We recently visited Namibia with Susan and Ray Ellis, founders of Footpath pictures.  They produced a beautiful short film that relates how footprints produce biometrics to help us protect endangered species.  We describe the potential of deep learning to help process these data.

With the help of local San trackers we can show that footprint identification skills go back generations to our ancestors, the first true neoichnologists.






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