When I was in Ohio @CodeMash, I was lucky enough to meet Jennifer Marsman, Principal Engineer & speaker on the AI for Earth team at Microsoft (@jennifermarsman). She hosted an amazing session where she shared details about some projects on AI for Earth.
AI for Earth puts Microsoft cloud and AI tools in the hands of those working to solve global environmental challengesSee references
The work that the AI for Earth teams are doing are amazing, and I was really impressed by the “Mexican whale story”. The team uses image analysis to identify individual animals in regular persons photos or videos, and using meta data like date and location of a photo or a video, they can generate paths of animal migration. And yes, the photos came from public social media spaces like Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
So, I got this information as a draft for a while, and now I get some more details and it makes sense to share it. The project name is Wild Me:
Wild Me is using computer vision and deep learning algorithms to power Wildbook, a platform that can identify individual animals within a species. They also augment their data with an intelligent agent that can mine social media.
And as usual, a video is the best way to explain this:
Besides Wild Me, there are other amazing projects like SilviaTerra or FarmBeats. You can find the complete list of projects and challenges here (link).
Greetings @ Burlington