Reply to post: Re: sometimes humans have to manually label the pictures

Forget Finding Nemo: This AI can identify a single zebrafish out of a 100-strong shoal

Korev Silver badge
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Re: sometimes humans have to manually label the pictures

I did an internship in a developmental biology lab before I came over to the dark IT side.

One of my tasks was to select flies by their phenotype (eye colour, wing shape etc) so they could be bred together*. This was very difficult and tedious to do**, what was especially hard was telling the sexes apart on newly-born flies (those randy buggers get at it four hours after birth).

* We were studying a gene known to be involved in neurodegeneration in humans.

** Probably why they gave the job to the undergraduate

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