World’s First AI Smart Hives Network Helps Conserve Declining Global Honey Bee Populations

16 October 2018

The World Bee Project and Oracle collaborate in extraordinary marriage between nature and technology.

Data to be collected from an international network of connected smart hives, monitored and analysed with Oracle Cloud technology.

Oracle and The World Bee Project have announced a world-first approach to understanding the declines of honey bee populations and helping protect them. The new programme uses cloud technology to better understand honey bees, the world’s most important single species of pollinator in agricultural ecosystems. ‘The World Bee Project Hive Network’ will remotely collect data using a network of connected beehives. The data will then be fed into Oracle’s Cloud, which will use analytics tools including artificial intelligence (AI) and data visualisation, to give researchers new insights into the relationships between honey bees and their environments.

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