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Scripps Tech: Protecting whales from cargo ships

An academic research lab is using artificial intelligence to keep whales and ships away from each other.
Scripps Tech: Protecting whales from cargo ships
Posted at 1:49 PM, Jan 30, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-31 10:29:22-05

In this episode of Scripps Tech, Phil Torres goes for a swim in the Pacific Ocean as endangered whales face a dangerous reality: They are on a collision course with speeding cargo ships. 

Go on the journey with Phil as he tags along with a crew from Whale Safe, which uses artificial intelligence to keep whales and ships apart. 

In this episode, you'll also meet James Johnson, who is helping advance scientific knowledge. He had fine wires implanted into his brain so scientists can learn more about the brain-computer interface. 

Watch this full episode of Scripps Tech in the video above. 


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