‘Bear-dar’: This tech uses AI to reduce the risk of dangerous polar bear encounters in the Arctic

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Climate change is warming our planet and reducing the amount of sea ice in the Arctic. Ice-free periods are becoming longer and polar bears are forced to spend more time on land, increasing the risk of dangerous encounters with people. Canada’s Hudson Bay, for example, is losing an average of one day of sea ice per year. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the bears will spend even more time on land, close to communities in the Arctic. But if a bear can be spotted as it approaches, non-lethal deterrents like flares or noisemakers can be used to scare it away. This reduces the risk of…

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