A giant step towards green revolution
Earth’s environment is deteriorating, for sure there are a number of people who won’t admit it, be relieved we aren’t here to criticize those people. We are simply here to discuss the “AI for Earth” program of Microsoft which will soon give people a great insight into the changing climatic conditions and environment. For years the information related to earth’s environment and its impact on climatic conditions of the earth has been made available to a handful of people. We have never been on the receiving end of the line and admit it half of the world is not addressing this problem as seriously as they should. Recently during the anniversary of the Paris accords, Chief legal officer and President of Microsoft, Brad Smith announced that Microsoft will be investing $50 million over the period of five years in order to democratize access to the info available about the environment which will be collected via thousands of sensors placed all around the globe in atmosphere, land, and sea by using artificial intelligence.
Why is Microsoft investing this amount of money on “AI for Earth”?
The tech giant is going to all this length and investing this vast sum of money on the program “AI for Erath” in an attempt to utilize the unlocked potential of artificial intelligence in order to carry out the task of protecting the environment of our planet most effectively and efficiently. This very program can also be treated as an expansion of Microsoft’s environmental policies. This very technology will be centered on the concept of democratizing data available about the environment in order to help both business owners and scientists to use the technology available for analyzing the data and for offering information which could help us in taking strategic action.
Why the use of AI?
The data which will be made available to the scientists and business owners will not be raw data as doing so will not help fulfill the purpose and most of the people will not understand the impact of climate change on our planet. In order to make the raw data collected via thousands of land, sea and atmospheric sensors presentable and easy to understand AI will be used. Apart from converting the raw data into useful and understandable information, the AI will also give steps that we could take in order to manage natural resources better and improve the environment of Earth. It is predicted that the AI very soon will be used for collecting and analyzing the data regarding weather patterns and energy consumption for conserving power and for reducing the usage of the needless amount of water in agriculture.
Microsoft will give researchers with grants for designing and for testing AI applications. After that Microsoft will select the most promising applications and bring them in, to couple them with the larger investment. Then Microsoft will employ the most useful applications and put it into services to offer climate scientists with the required data.