Parliamentary Innovation Tech Showcase

Google’s mission is to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful. People around Australia – whether they’re students, businesses, nonprofits, researchers or creators – are using Google tools to help improve their lives every day.

The showcase

Google is showcasing how Google is helping protect the Great Barrier Reef with AI.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, made up of more than 600 species of coral and home to rich and diverse marine life. It faces a number of rising threats including outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish, which feeds on living coral. 

To help divers contain outbreaks Google teamed up with the CSIRO to develop an AI model that can accurately detect and map the crown-of-thorns starfish, via a live camera feed. The technology will be brought to life with a 3 min video, a 2-page fact sheet and a small interactive display showing the AI picking up crown-of-thorns starfish on a picture. This project is part of our Digital Future Initiative – a $1billion investment in Australian infrastructure, research and partnerships.

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