AI could be a critical tool to help save the planet
Nov 25, 2020
It’s no secret that the health of our planet is declining. Deforestation, melting sea ice, rapidly disappearing species and more have weakened Earth’s ecosystems, and climate change is arguably the most pressing issue of our time. We need to think outside of the box – and move swiftly – to recover a sustainable future. Reversing what could soon be permanent damage is the impetus for Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, which awards grants to researchers and innovators dedicated to solving environmental challenges. In order to hit goals like the EU’s of a zero net emissions economy by 2050, business leaders, too, are under serious pressure to create more sustainable corporate models.