In July 16th,Microsoft announcedA $1 million grant with National Geographic
The plan can be accepted before October 8th (application website:Https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/ai-earth-innovation/) 5-15 projects will be supported in 5 core areas (agriculture, biodiversity, conservation, climate change and water resources). Each project is funded under $200 thousand, and the final results are published in December. In addition, all AI models built through funding schemes must be shared by open source so that other researchers can continue to study them.
In addition to funding, the researchers will also be supported by Microsoft's artificial intelligence platform and development tools, join the National Geographic Explorer community, and cooperate with the National Geographic Laboratory and the National Geographic Research incubator program.
Lucas Joppa, Microsoft's chief environmental scientist, said