SYKE & Luomus Webinar: Machine learning and AI in nature conservation and research

Machine Learning Seminar
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Want to learn new things about AI and machine learning in nature conservation and research?

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus organize a webinar together around the topics of the use of AI and machine learning in nature conservation and monitoring, research, collections work, and environmental management.

The meeting will be held online in Teams and is open to everyone. The presentation will be held in English, but questions and comments may also be given in Finnish.


Event Programme

  • 12.30 Welcoming words, introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence Eero Siivola SYKE


First set of talks from Luomus 12.45 - 13.50

  • 12.50 Making AI models without knowing how to make AI models Mikko Heikkinen
  • 13.00 Combining citizen science and machine learning for automated bird sound identification Petteri Lehikoinen
  • 13.10 Mushroom image classification Ville-Matti Riihikoski
  • 13.20 Using drones and AI to identify ground-nests of farmland birds Andrea Santangeli
  • 13.30 The age of the cyborg: machine learning in wildlife conservation Vasco Branco
  • 13.40 Practical AI robotics: mass digitalization of pinned insect collections Toivo Ylinampa
  • 13.50-14.00 Discussion and questions


Second set of talks from SYKE 14.10 - 15.10

  • 14.10 Sentiment analysis using Twitter-data Iikka Hauhio
  • 14.20 Automatic classification of phytoplankton taxa Kaisa Kraft
  • 14.30 AI for monitoring marine and lake water quality with Earth Observations Jenni Attila
  • 14.40 Enhancing biotope classifications with deep learning Mikko Impiö
  • 14.50 Invasive species, drones and semantic segmentation Jari Silander
  • 15.00 Lake Ice Monitoring with Gaussian Mixture Models Sakari Väkevä
  • 15.10 Reflection and comments by prof Otso Ovaskainen
  • 15.15 Discussion and questions
  • 15.30 The webinar ends


More information

Laura Uusitalo, Leading Researcher at SYKE,


Video recording


Time 2021-05-26 12:30 - 15:30
Place Teams
Organizer The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus

Published 2022-10-13 at 13:16, updated 2022-10-13 at 9:54

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