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The Future of Wildlife Conservation

The Future of Wildlife Conservation

What is a Quantum Computer?

Have you ever heard of quantum computers and how incredibly advanced and clever they are? Well, if you haven’t, it’s genius! And it could be the future of wildlife conservation!

The fundamental difference between quantum and traditional computers is in how they process data. Normal computers process data using bits (binary digits), which have two values: 1 or 0, true or false, yes or no, on or off. Quantum computers use qubits (quantum bits) which can be a 1 or 0 or anything in between.

They aren’t better or faster than regular computers, just different. For example, a quantum computer wouldn’t be as efficient at doing basic addition and subtraction; but when it comes to processing large amounts of data, creating simulations of wildlife and testing new ideas with A.I (Artificial Intelligence) they are more effective in comparison to traditional computers.

Are they the future?

Using these machines, conservationists can analyse the environment and identify potential threats in much greater detail with simulations and algorithms created by A.I to identify threats. A.I can also automatically track and classify species, their movement, behaviour and anything that could threaten them.

However, this tech is in its very early stages and there are many challenges still associated with using quantum computing and A.I for conservation. One of these drawbacks is a lack of reliable data. A.I learns from huge data pools of the internet, and not everything is accurate on the internet. This therefore means that A.I can make blatant errors and produce inaccurate results.

Furthermore, should we even let A.I make huge decisions about our future and define what our world will be? Are we putting too much trust into tech that is too new?

Overall, quantum computing and A.I is a great step forwards using technology for conservation but, like anything, it doesn’t come without its challenges.

What do you think?

Does the implications and risks of using machines to make big decisions outweigh the potential benefits? And what about us? What we would do if A.I took over our jobs but helped save our planet?

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