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Bird Buddy Swoops in for SXSW 2023 AI Innovation Award Win


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  • Tech for Nature start-up crowned winner at SXSW Innovation Awards 2023
  • Bird Buddy win begins the heels of CES where the brand name won many “Best of Tech” awards
  • Bird Buddy’s integrated AI has actually determined over 50 million birds given that October 2022

KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bird Buddy has actually been crowned the winner of the extremely sought after SXSW Innovation Awards within the Artificial Intelligence classification. After being picked from numerous entries by a jury of market judges, the world’s very first Tech for Nature start-up dove in with their ground-breaking Smart Bird Feeder which utilizes an AI powered video camera to quickly acknowledge bird types at the feeder, take their image and arrange them into collections for you to appreciate.

Bird Buddy has actually been trained to determine types from all over the world that routinely go to yards. With over 50 million birds determined given that satisfaction began in October 2022, precision has actually scaled quickly and now consists of geo-tagging. Future AI aspirations consist of utilizing thorough bird functions and much deeper area information to determine extra types.

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“This is a win for nature and for our Bird Buddy neighborhood as without them, our AI would not be the transformative experience it is” said Franci Zidar, CEO and co-founder at Bird Buddy. “We are happy to demonstrate how AI can be utilized as force for good and the real effect of Bird Buddy is already coming to life with our Heartbeat task which utilizes our sightings reports to produce important open source datasets for clinical usage.”

Since the inaugural Kickstarter launch in November 2020, the business has actually committed considerable resources to guarantee its AI innovation was all set for item launch 2 years later on. Now, over 300 tester systems have actually been sent worldwide to collect raw information to start training the neural networks. The very same technique is being used to Bird Buddy’s brand-new Smart Hummingbird Feeder, all set for market launch this spring. The brand-new feeder belongs to a bigger effort focused on establishing yards and verandas into a localized sanctuary for nature.

Attendees of SXSW can see Bird Buddy at cubicle #870 in the Creative Industries Expo and have the chance to get a hands-on demonstration of the present Bird Buddy feeder in addition to register for pre-release discount rates for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign.

About Bird Buddy and the Smart Bird Feeder
Bird Buddy is a ‘Tech for Nature’ start-up that has actually produced the world’s very first clever bird feeder that quickly snaps and acknowledges birds that go to the feeder. Our groundbreaking integrated AI can determine over 1000 types. Used with our app, users are informed whenever a bird drops in, sending out among those uncommon alerts that will bring them delight rather of tension. It likewise makes it possible for everyday bite-sized connections with nature whenever, anywhere which can be shown friends and family.

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Bird Buddy has actually likewise established a variety of devices consisting of a solar roofing system, wall install, suet ball holder and water fountain. It is likewise available in 2 colors: blue and yellow. With over 100k systems now delivered, Bird Buddy is on its method to produce the world’s biggest bird tracking network. In time, the acknowledgment datasets will be offered to researchers and ecologists for their deal with environment and preservation.

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