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Added 17 April, 2015

In Australia, smart buoys are keeping sharks at bay

Facial recognition software is moving to the oceans to protect humans from sharks. Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), an Australian company, has teamed up with Google+ and a local mobile telecommunications operator to create a shark detection and warning system that uses a sophisticated mashup of technologies to keep swimmers safe. Their product is a floating "Clever Buoy" that pairs sonar (to provide an image of the surrounding ocean) with an onboard computer equipped with software that can recognize a shark’s shape and movement patterns. Once spotted, warnings are broadcast to beach-goers via mobile phone and Google+. Staying on-trend, the entire system is green powered by solar and wave propulsion.

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