Sep 5, 2018

Seven Indian entities receive Microsoft AI for Earth grants

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Seven applicants from India received grants from Microsoft under its AI for Earth global programme on September 4.

AI for Earth is a $50 million five-year global programme that provides access to cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) tools, opportunities for education and training on AI, mentorship and investment to work on improving the environment in some way.

This is the third largest number of AI for Earth grantees after the US and Canada. These recipients- people and firms- will get access to advanced cloud computing resources to support projects that work toward the betterment of the planet.

Among the winners in India are those working in the fields of agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, and water management. The list includes Indian Institute of Technology, Indraprastha Institute of Technology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Science and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, each using AI for developing more predictive or actionable models in their respective fields of work.

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