“Artificial intelligence is being used in the hunt to find an endangered male plant, described as the world’s loneliest, a female partner.

A research project, led by the University of Southampton, is scouring thousands of acres of forest in South Africa – where the only known Encephalartos woodii (E. woodii) was ever found.

All existing members of the species are male clones of the only known E. woodii, and cannot naturally reproduce.

The ancient species predates the dinosaurs, and is believed to be one of the most endangered organisms on the planet.”

From BBC.