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Microsoft Announces $50 Million for Its a[euro]AI for Eartha[euro] Project.

There are plenty of stories about artificial intelligence ending the world as we know it (seeAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA 2001: A Space Odyssey,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA The Terminator, Elon Musk tweets). There are fewerAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA about how AI could save the wo but believers are out there. AtAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA a gathering Monday for the two- anniversary of the Paris climate accord,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Microsoft announcedAaAaAeAeAa million investment in its AI for Earth project that it believes can be a AaAaAeAcgame-changer for our planet.

Microsoft launchedAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA AI for EarthAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA over theAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA summerAaAaAeAeAaAeAe $2 million, hiring Lucas Joppa to run it as the companyAaAaAeAcs chief environment scientistAaAaAeAca role that, as far as Joppa knows, doesnAaAaAeAct exist at other technology company. Since the launch, theAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA company has g out 35 grants to groups in 10 countries. The new investment will support and expand upon the current projects as well as new ventures overAaAaAeAeAaAeAe next five years.

AaAaAeAcWeAaAaAeAcre impatient and a lot of partners are too,AaAaAeAc Joppa toldAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA MIT Review. AaAaAeAcThere isnAaAaAeAct enough money and resources for people doub down on these issues.AaAa

AI for Earth grants give groups access and training to use the Azure platform and other Microsoft AI products. The projects so farAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA includeAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA produc more precise land cover mapAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for conserva work, aAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA mosquito tracking programAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA that lets researchers learn aboutAaAaAeAe populations through blood analysis (it also functions as an early-warning system for Zika outbreaks), andAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA getting farmers more dataAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA to crop yields with fewer resources.

AI for Earth is, of course, good forAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA MicrosoftAaAaAeAcs bottom line as Joppa said that if the technology works for small, cash-strapped groups often working inAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA toughAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA conditions in the field, Microsoft gets for their products and clients can be assured that the system will work for them.

AaAaAeAcAnytime we can stress-test the technology, the better,AaAaAeAc he s

And of course, AI talent retention and recruiting isAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA a huge concernAaAaAe the tech industry. Joppa said that AI for Earth and its missionAaAaAeAeAaAeAe a draw for researchers and developers.

AaAaAeAcYes, you need to pay them,

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