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Using technology to detect and stop illegal fishing: DIU’s new prize competition

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Illegal fishing is bad, not just for fish populations. It can threaten food supplies, the marine ecosystem, even geopolitical stability. That last problem is why the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit has launched a prize competition for ways to use technology to detect and stop illegal fishing. For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the DIU’s chief strategist for artificial intelligence and machine learning, Bryce Goodman.

Tom Temin: Mr. Goodman, good to have you on.

Bryce Goodman: Good to be here.

Tom Temin: And I guess I said that geopolitical stability, it can be affected by illegal fishing, that’s really what the DIU is saying. That’s why the Pentagon is interested in this and not just the Commerce Department, for example?

Bryce Goodman: Yeah, absolutely. Fishing provides a large…

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