Microsoft's Silviaterra map uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help count forests, ultimately helping landowners and natural resource protectors to effectively understand how to improve and sustain these forests.
Microsoft's FarmBeats program enables food producers to increase sustainable production at lower cost. Cloud technology and artificial intelligence technology are specifically designed to allow farmers to understand weather forecasts and obtain crop predictions based on sensory data analysis and aerial imagery.
In wildlife conservation, the Snow Leopard Trust's research has used artificial intelligence automation tools to identify snow leopards, an endangered species. This tool automatically sorts images without having to manually filter the scored photos. The data obtained can be used to protect snow leopards from threats such as poaching and climate change.
Finally, Microsoft has focused on using AI and cloud technologies to protect critical river basins. Work with the Chesapeake Conservation Society to create a dynamic system that generates one-meter resolution land cover data anywhere in the United States. With the highly detailed map data obtained, the recovery of the Chesapeake Bay Basin is being further advanced.