Everything plus the kitchen sink: the application of computer vision, artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic to taxonomic problems in hard corals

Marcos Soares Barbeitos, Federal University of Paraná
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Bilger 150

Marcos Soares Barbeitos will discuss SEM image analysis using fuzzy neural networks as a novel approach for species recognition in the Atlantic Siderastrea complex. Taxonomic work in Scleractinian corals is strongly based on quantification of phenotypically plastic skeletal characters, making it hard to separate taxonomic signal from environmental noise in closely related species. This discussion intends to demonstrate how the speed and robustness of computer vision, combined with the power and flexibility of artificial neural networks strongly outperforms traditional approaches.