Media highlight UMaine research using artificial intelligence to monitor forests

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, Boothbay Register, Science Daily, Scienmag, Bioengineer, Verve Times, Earth.com and other outlets reported on a study by researchers at the University of Maine suggesting that artificial intelligence could be a cost-effective and energy-efficient tool to monitor and manage Maine’s forests. “AI can learn from the environment, predict the wireless link quality and incoming solar energy to efficiently use limited energy and make a robust low cost network run longer and more reliably,” said Ali Abedi, principal investigator of the recent study and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maine.