“With a few decades, autonomous and semi-autonomous machines will be found throughout Earth’s environments, from homes and gardens to parks and farms and so-called working landscapes – everywhere, really, that humans are found, and perhaps even places we’re not. And while much attention is given to how those machines will interact with people, far less is paid to their impacts on animals.” (Anthropocene, Oct 10, 2018) “Machines can disturb, frighten, injure, and kill animals,” says Oliver Bendel, an information systems professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, according to the magazine. “Animal-friendly machines are needed.” (Anthropocene, Oct 10, 2018) In the article “Will smart machines be kind to animals?” the magazine Anthropocene deals with animal-friendly machines and introduces the work of the scientist. It is based on his paper “Towards animal-friendly machines” (Paladyn) and an interview conducted by journalist Brandon Keim with Oliver Bendel. More via http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/10/animal-friendly-ai/.
Fig.: Geese in London