The future is here: Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science

Artificial Intelligence Programming Robot Ai Ki

Put Artificial Intelligence to work for you in these five projects.

Need a little help identifying that mysterious bug you found? Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help! AI is transforming how citizen science gets done: from IDing species to crunching through massive amounts of data.

Still…AI is only part of the solution. Your help is needed to advance scientific research. Let’s get started with our editors’ picks of the week!

Cheers!
The SciStarter Team


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Share your photos of nature through the iNaturalist app and record the biodiversity around you. In addition to teams of naturalists who will help ID what you posted, click "View suggestions" to have AI weigh in with identifications. Location: Online Only

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Teach AI about emotions and advance emotion research by reporting to researchers at MIT how you felt while writing your last three tweets. Location: Online Only

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Play online games to help scientists at the University of Pennsylvania identify languages and language features. Raise awareness about and contribute to language science. Location: Online Only

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Map and monitor urban and community trees, globally. Adding trees to the global map records environmental information and helps researchers quantify the social significance trees play within communities. Location: Online Only

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Between today and October 1, compete to receive a social media shout out from a NASA scientist by being among the top 10 citizen scientists to map land coverage near you. It's easy! Just download the NASA Global Observer app, add "SciStarter" in the referral field, and get started! September 22- October 1

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Practitioner Workshop for Deploying SciStarter Affiliate Tools To Support Strategic STEM Learning Raleigh, NC November 8-9, 2018

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Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter's Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there's something for everyone!

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About the Author

Lea Shell

Lea Shell is the Digital Learning Specialist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a background in entomology and education, she has spent the past five years working in the world of citizen science, public engagement and science communication at North Carolina State University to help bring citizen science to the classroom.