Dynamic β-VAEs for quantifying biodiversity by clustering optically recorded insect signals

@article{Rydhmer2021DynamicF,
  title={Dynamic $\beta$-VAEs for quantifying biodiversity by clustering optically recorded insect signals},
  author={Klas Rydhmer and Raghavendra Selvan},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2102.05526}
}
While insects are the largest and most diverse group of animals, constituting ca. 80% of all known species, they are difficult to study due to their small size and similarity between species. Conventional monitoring techniques depend on time consuming trapping methods and tedious microscope-based work by skilled experts in order to identify the caught insect specimen at species, or even family, level. Researchers and policy makers are in urgent need of a scalable monitoring tool in order to… Expand

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