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 challenges
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).
I have to take advantage of the fact that there is just a satellite above me, because in the middle of northern Canada, I only have internet 10 minutes a day.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to MundoSQL to share 60 minutes with an introduction to Machine Learning.Net for programmers. My friend Juan Carlos was living by a series of misfortunes that keep him On Hold during this time. Luckily, everything has returned to normal and he has already been able to upload the recording of the session
By the way, not being connected is compensated with these 360 views
And being able to run half marathons in places like this
Tengo que aprovechar que justo hay un satélite arriba mio, ya que en el medio del norte de Canada, solo tengo internet 10 minutos al dia (literales!)
Hace unas semanas tuve la suerte de ser invitado a MundoSQL para hablar 1 hora con una introducción a Machine Learning.Net para programadores. Al amigo Juan Carlos se le sumaron una serie de desdichas que lo tuvieron OnHold durante este tiempo. Por suerte, todo ha vuelto a la normalidad y ya ha podido subir la grabación de la sesión
Por cierto, no estar conectado se compensa con estas vistas 360
Y pudiendo correr medias maratones en sitios como este