With Spotter (2018 - in progress) Driessens & Verstappen created a spotter trained in identifying birds. Inspired by its observations, the spotter starts to draw birds himself. The spotters' self-learning abilities are made possible by AI techniques such as Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Vision.
The first try-out took place at Zone2Source, located in a glass pavilion in the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. The bird species that have been captured by the spotter are crow,
magpie, pigeon, jackdaw, jay, duck and blackbird.
picture: Machine Wilderness, Het Glazen Huis, Amsterdam 2018