iSpot and AI: FASTCAT-Cloud

FASTCAT-Cloud is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) service that uploads and analyses nature videos and pictures filtering to relevant images and recordings of wildlife activity to identify species names.

Developed by DynAIkon, it is part of Cos4Cloud a European Horizon 2020 project boosting citizen science technological services to help increase and improve the quantity and quality of observations.

The OU is also a Cos4Cloud partner and iSpotnature.org is one of the Cos4Cloud citizen observatories, focused on biodiversity and the environment, which are integrating and testing these services. In June 2022 we started progressing this part of our work testing the integration of FASTCAT-Cloud into iSpot.

Please note that FASTCAT-Cloud on iSpot makes suggestions only, it does not make identifications and does not gain iSpot reputation see iSpot Profile here. It is currently focused on UK & Ireland mammals only; other species groups will be introduced later.

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Some users have already seen this new feature and are commenting about it. We are keen to get your feedback and will be facilitating a discussion via the Forums about this soon. This new Forum Topic has been started to keep you updated and engaged about this development.

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A webinar introducing some of the latest technological services developed for the citizen science community is being co-hosted by the Cos4Cloud project and the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) on Thursday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. BST / 11 a.m. CEST. Cos4Cloud is a European Horizon 2020 project supporting citizen science to help increase and improve the quantity and quality of observations The webinar will introduce two of the services developed: MOBIS and FASTCAT-Cloud.

iSpotnature.org is a Cos4Cloud citizen observatories integrating and testing these services and recently integrated the AI service FASTCAT-Cloud. Read more about it in this iSpot news story. you can register for the webinar directly here.

iForum LIVE! session: Cos4Cloud services - Why are we integrating FASTCAT-Cloud and the Plantnet API into iSpot?
We have been trialling the integration of two Cos4Cloud image recognition technologies FASTCAT-Cloud and the [email protected] on iSpot since June 2022. Want to know more about Why we are integrating FASTCAT-Cloud and the [email protected] API into iSpot? you are invited to join a iForum LIVE! scheduled chat discussion in the iSpot Forum on Thursday August 4th at 3 – 4 pm BST / 4 – 5 pm CEST. Click on this link to participate: iForum LIVE!: Why are we integrating FASTCAT-Cloud and the Plantnet API into iSpot?

Please note you will be invited to join the iSpot Cos4Cloud User Group to participate. We are keen to share and gather the iSpot community’s feedback and have users involved in testing and this iFORUM LIVE! discussion is part of this. See more: About the Cos4Cloud Project: iSpot Cos4Cloud User Group

More in this iSpot front page news story: iForum LIVE! session: Cos4Cloud services - Why are we integrating FASTCAT-Cloud and the Plantnet API into iSpot? | News | UK and Ireland | iSpot Nature.

Hope you can join us!

Dear all
Please join us for the Cos4Cloud iSpot User Group 2nd iForum LIVE! . The focus of this session is: AI and iSpot: a spotlight on the [email protected] API.

This LIVE scheduled chat discussion with the [email protected] API development Team and iSpot Admin will be on Wednesday, October 12th 5:30 p.m. BST / 6:30 p.m. CEST at this link.

We are looking forward to chatting with you then!

Dear all apologies. We are actually starting the SESSION NOW. Please join in.

LIVE NOW!! Dear all, we managed to resolve earlier issues and the session is LIVE now, please do join us!! @ajoly from [email protected] is online with us!