AI match to be confirmed by researcher

Hi Team,

It seems that the AI searching youtube makes mistakes, and it could be good for the local researcher to be able to look over the encounter before a new ID is assigned. Some examples on the whale shark database: No match is found in the AI encounter and a new ID is assigned, although there actually is a matching individual (e.g. Wildbook for Whale Sharks is actually TZ-210); or a video contains more than one individual and the encounter needs to be split.


Thanks for submitting this idea! Currently, we optimize matching so that there is as little clean up as possible so that human interaction is voluntary. If we switched to requiring confirmation before ID was assigned, that would require a person to interact with the system for every proposed match.

This is one of those things that, no matter which way we do it, someone is going to want to the other way. I’m going to leave this post open and see if public opinion sways in one direction or another as time goes on. For now, though, we are going to keep things as-is.