Microsoft invests $50 million in AI for Earth
Microsoft President Brad Smith makes announcement in Paris
AI now ready to help solve Earth’s environmental woes
AI for Earth
AI for Earth is a Microsoft program aimed at empowering people and organizations to solve global environmental challenges by increasing access to AI tools and educational opportunities, while accelerating innovation.
By 2050, farmers must produce more food, on less arable land, and with lower environmental impact to feed the world’s rapidly growing population. AI can help people efficiently monitor the health of farms in real time.
In the next two decades, demand for fresh water is predicted to dramatically outpace supply. AI can help people model Earth’s water supply to help us conserve and protect fresh water.
Species are going extinct at an alarming rate. AI can help people accelerate the discovery, monitoring, and protection of biodiversity across our planet.
The changing climate threatens human health, infrastructure, and natural systems. AI can give people more accurate climate predictions to help reduce the potential impacts.
What is AI for Earth?
AI for Earth puts Microsoft’s cloud and AI tools in the hands of those working to solve global environmental challenges. Through grants that provide access to cloud and AI tools, opportunities for education and training on AI, and investments in innovative, scalable solutions, AI for Earth works to advance sustainability across the globe. To learn about Microsoft’s broader sustainability mission, visit Microsoft Green.
See how innovators are using advanced technology to make new breakthroughs on major environmental challenges.