The Flora Incognita research project

"Computer Science Meets Nature"

The possibilities of the digital age are also changing the methods of learning. We link millions of images with artificial intelligence. Through semi-automatic image recognition on the smartphone, we bring species knowledge back into everyone’s daily life.

One third of the species in Germany are on the Red List.

BfN

Within the last 20 years, the number of taxonomists has decreased by 21%.

BUND

54 million people in Germany use a smartphone – and the trend is still rising.

bitkom

More than 3.8 million images are in the Encyclopedia of Life database.

EOL

Artificial intelligence surpasses human beings in more and more everyday tasks.

Nature

Discover our apps and be part of our research project.

The Flora apps use traditional methods of species identification and benefit from the latest methods of artificial intelligence. This is already inspiring experts from biology and computer science – but also a large community of laymen and interested people.

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Taxa in the database

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Images in the database

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Status: 5th September 2018

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