Health Editor’s Note: I would want one of these if I ever get to Australia. I do not stay on the beaten paths and often take the road less traveled….Carol
This Australian App is like ‘Shazam’ for Spiders and Snakes
by Claire Bugos/Smithsonianmag.com
Imagine you’re on a trip to Australia, hoping to explore everything urban and outback. On a hike, you notice a massive spider crawling up your leg. Or you avoid stepping on a snake curled up in your winter boot. You quickly snap a photo on your smart phone and immediately learn that spider is a nearly harmless huntsman. Better stay away from the snake, though—it appears to be an eastern brown snake, one of the most deadly on the continent.
This scene is the vision for Critterpedia, a new AI-driven app that allows smartphone users to identify snakes and spiders, learn which species live in their area and how to take precautions to minimize risk. Like the music-identification app, Shazam, users will be able to learn about unfamiliar species immediately. Read More:
Critterpedia allows users to identify Australian spider and snake species with the snap of a photo. https://t.co/Q3XqUpVpZn
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) August 6, 2020
Meet Critterpedia, the Shazam for spiders https://t.co/7dk4lVJuwW
— CNET (@CNET) August 4, 2020
Ever wished you had 'shazzam' for creepy crawlies?
— Exterra (@ExterraTermite) August 6, 2020
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.