Marwell Zoo using IBM infared technology to heat an animal enclosure (11 images)

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A zoo is using artificial intelligence to help heat an animal enclosure - in a world-first experiment aimed to reduce the park's electricity bill and carbon footprint. Marwell Zoo, near Winchester, spends around £150,000 a year on electricity and have teamed up with technology company IBM to install a 'smart' heater for the Nyala antelope, which are native to Southern Africa and prefer warmer climates.

The technology uses an algorithm that relies on data from infrared...
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