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AI could improve welfare of farmed chickens by listening to their squawks

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Artificial intelligence that could improve the welfare of farmed chickens by eavesdropping on their squawks could become available within five years, researchers say.The technology, which detects and quantifies distress calls made by chickens housed in huge indoor sheds, correctly distinguished distress calls from other barn noises with 97% accuracy, new research suggests.

A similar approach could eventually be used to drive up welfare standards in other farmed animals.Each year, about 25 billion chickens are farmed around the world – many of them in huge sheds, each housing thousands of birds.

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