This year, during my biology classes at Mount Allison University, I discovered two apps that nature lovers (like me!) will certainly appreciate. The first one is called iNaturalist. This project was created in 2008 by National Geographic in cooperation with the California Academy of Sciences. The app is a way to connect the naturalist community of the entire world on a platform on which they can share images of plants, insects, birds, and mushrooms. In 2021, more than 4 million users are signed up on iNaturalist! Thanks to image recognition artificial intelligence, it is possible to know the common and Latin name of an organism, as well as plenty of other info from only a picture! On the map section, it is also possible to see all the different species observed in different parts of the world by the naturalist community. If you would like to keep up with our discoveries, visit @kouchxperience on iNaturalist!
Furthermore, iNaturalist offers a second service named Seek. Seek is an app which you can use to identify organisms through pictures thanks to AI.