Save the Earth

Save the Earth

January 18, 2019 DATAcated Challenge 0
We live on it, we depend on it and still we don’t appreciate it enough. We don’t care enough. We keep destroying it without thinking about what we are leaving behind. In what condition will we leave out planet for our children?
I am sure many of us think about it, but we just don’t see, how we could personally make a change. So we wait for others to do it.
But not Wee Hyong Tok. He is a data scientist who believes that the data science/AI can save our planet. He leads an elite global research team for AI for Earth. They aim to create sustainable solutions across four areas that are key to the health of the planet and the future of humankind: agriculture, water, biodiversity, and climate change:
  • enabling farmers to sustainably lower costs and improve yields.
  • land cover mapping:  the entire United States was mapped by machine-learning algorithms in 10 minutes instead of months
  • endangered species: using deep learning to study the range, populations, and behaviors of animals
  • insects as “field biologists”: AI for analyzing blood that mosquitoes take from animals across an ecosystem to collect valuable data.
Business is important, no doubt. And by practicing data science for business we can learn a lot. These skills are transferable. So maybe we can follow the example of Wee Hyong Tok and transfer them in the same manner as he does.
By helping the Mother Earth, we are helping each single person living on it. 
 
Read more: https://news.microsoft.com/apac/features/ai-for-earth-helping-save-the-planet-with-data-science/
By: Nina Otopal

 

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