The second instalment of 2022’s FAScinate series was held on 22 November 2022, featuring another four members of ASM’s Expert Network to present science and technology topics in a casual and easily understandable format. The theme of November’s FAScinate was Precision Biodiversity.
Precision Biodiversity is a complementary next-generation technological approach to conserve, monitor and manage biological resources using advanced technology platforms for protection of the planet as well as for socio-economic returns.
For example, artificial intelligence, or AI, and Internet of Things, or IoT for short, are utilised for documentation, tracing, and analysis of biodiversity socio-economic benefits. The goal is to establish healthy societies supported by a healthy planet.
Malaysia, which is the 12th most mega-biodiverse country on Earth, has a responsibility to manage its conservation efforts and biodiversity.
By adopting Precision Biodiversity, the country will show the world how next-generation technologies can effectively help conserve, monitor, and manage our biological resources alongside a bio-revolution and protect the planet. Humans and machines working together can effectively and efficiently address the challenges confronting biodiversity issues today.
The Death of Seri Gumum Dragon in Tasik Chini Basin