Ecosystems and AI - Biology

In this lesson, your students will explore the impact of environmental changes on the organisms in an ecosystem, in this case the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. They will consider the problems of measuring biodiversity in order to maintain it before learning about artificial intelligence (AI) and considering the benefits that AI applications are bringing to conservation in the Serengeti. There is scope for a wider look at societal attitudes to AI, alongside discovering uses of AI in science with a focus on careers.

Learning objectives

  • Recall the importance of maintaining biodiversity
  • Describe why artificial intelligence (AI) is a useful tool in helping to maintain biodiversity
  • Discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of using AI

Key vocabulary

Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Data driven, Model, Ecosystem, Species

Lesson structure

  • What animals can you see?
  • The Serengeti ecosystem
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • AI in the Serengeti
  • The impact of AI
  • Careers in science using AI

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