I apologize if this has been discussed…
Can someone explain if there is a specific rule in place to upload images if users are depending on the AI for identification? Oftentimes I feel pretty confident I can ID my own image with certainty, but just as often I am eager to learn possible identifications from the suggestions generated by iNat. NOTE: I know it is not encouraged to rely on Computer Vision - but shouldn’t we assume a lot of users, in fact, do?
Keeping this in mind…Is the first image the only image being scanned by the AI? For example, if I upload images of an unfamiliar tree - the trunk, a close-up of the bark, a silhouette of the entire tree, a leaf, and a fruit - is one image more valuable than any other…and if that’s the case, how will AI learn to recognize other images as the same species? For example, if the most effective practice is to post the leaves, and everyone generally agrees to post an image of the leaves as the first image, how will the AI ever learn to recognize the bark?
OR…is there no preferred order?