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This newsroom provides the latest news and articles about the AI for Earth program and Microsoft’s commitment to use AI technology to amplify human ingenuity and advance sustainability around the globe.

Video highlights

  • Cheddar TV

    Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Scientist Lucas Joppa joins Cheddar TV to discuss how the company is leveraging its AI and cloud technology to fight climate change through AI for Earth.

    Watch the interview

  • The Microsoft AI platform

    Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joseph Sirosh discusses the latest additions to the Microsoft AI platform at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Learn about the emerging field of GeoAI and upcoming availability of the GeoAI Virtual Machine in Azure, a technology resulting from the collaboration between Esri and Microsoft AI.

    Watch the Microsoft AI platform video

  • Esri UC 2017: Microsoft AI

    Microsoft’s Dr. Lucas Joppa drops by Esri UC 2017 to discuss how the two companies, along with the Chesapeake Conservancy, are joining forces to bring artificial intelligence and deep learning to sustainably manage our lands.

    Watch the Esri UC 2017 video

  • AI for Earth Panel: Developing Data-Driven Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation

    On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, DC, held a conversation on how computational technology can be used to create and implement more efficient and effective conservation programs.

    Watch the panel discussion

  • Eric Horvitz discusses AI for Earth announcement

    Microsoft Technical Fellow/ Director of Microsoft Research Labs Eric Horvitz speaks at a event in London focused on Microsoft's continued investment in artificial intelligence.

    Watch the announcement video

  • Faculty Summit

    AI for Earth is a new initiative from Microsoft designed to help the planet be more sustainable. This session, with Microsoft’s Lucas Joppa and Nebojsa Jojic, focuses on one early project: a land cover mapping project that has implications for environmental groups, urban planners, and governments.

    Watch the Faculty Summit video

News archive

AI speeds effort to protect endangered elephants

Phys.org | August 28, 2018

Innovation can transform the way we solve the world’s water challenges

QRIUS | August 25, 2018

Microsoft is investing $25 million to bring AI into the lives of people with disabilities: Moushmi Kamat

Analytics India | August 21, 2018

OPINION: Profit vs. Purpose: Why we shouldn’t have to choose

Mumbrella | August 15, 2018

AI for Earth with Jennifer Marsman

.NET Rocks! | August 15, 2018

National Geographic partners with Microsoft to form AI for Earth innovation

WinCentral | August 14, 2018

How the power of sound and AI are saving the lives of 400,000 wild elephants

India Times | August 12, 2018

Microsoft funds AI that tracks elephants by their calls

Tech1st | August 11, 2018

7 AI-powered platforms designed by tech giants that we are all waiting for

Interesting Engineering | July 26, 2018

Microsoft partners up with the National FFA Organization to launch Blue 365

Neowin | July 26, 2018

Groups turn to AI to weather the storms

GovernmentCIO | July 23, 2018

Microsoft and National Geographic team up on AI research grant

Engadget | July 16, 2018

Microsoft’s AI for Earth Innovation Grant gives data scientists access to AI tools

VentureBeat | July 16, 2018

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how tech giant will equip robots with empathy

Compelo | July 12, 2018

EARTHTALK: Artificial Intelligence: The answer to our environmental prayers?

Sustainable Life | July 7, 2018

Learnings from the road: How New Zealand is leading the agritech revolution

IT Brief | June 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence — a game changer for climate change and the environment

Phys.org | June 6, 2018

Technology and satellite companies open up a world of data

Nature | May 29, 2018

AI Weekly: Why all developers should watch ‘Westworld’

VentureBeat | April 20, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility can actually be a competitive advantage, so where's your CSR program?

Entrepreneur | April 11, 2018

Smart cities must be “talent magnets” to succeed, says Microsoft Gulf GM

Tahawul Tech | April 8, 2018

Data Farming: Building precision agriculture with AI, IIoT, and Microsoft FarmBeats

AI Business | March 26, 2018

7 things every company must know about AI

GreenBiz | February 6, 2018

AI to help SeaDoc Society with whale research

San Juan Islander | February 6, 2018

Blue-White is Iso certified; Mangrove appoints management; Wetdata awarded Microsoft grant

Water Technology | February 2, 2018

Using AI to help the world thrive

MIT Sloan Management Review | February 1, 2018

5 Q’s for Jeff Allenby, Director of Conservation Technology at the Chesapeake Conservancy

Data Innovation | January 22, 2018

Artificial intelligence could play a pivotal role in managing and protecting planet’s natural resources

PRI | January 14, 2018

Putting AI to work for the environment

Science Friday Podcast | January 5, 2018

High-Tech tools help map Chesapeake Bay restoration

Bloomberg BNA | January 4, 2018

Water data hub awarded Microsoft grant

WaterWorld | January 4, 2018

5 trends that will guide the flow of water strategy in 2018

GreenBiz | January 3, 2018

Microsoft grant shows how artificial intelligence could help salmon recovery

KNKX | January 2, 2018

Microsoft partners with USC on green approach to AI

OnMSFT | January 2018

Microsoft engineers improve farming with FarmBeats

Engineering.com | December 31, 2017

Microsoft “AI For Earth” project will democratize access to climate change data

Clean Technica | December 28, 2017

Environmental AI

Nature Podcast | December 21, 2017

Microsoft pledges $50M to fight climate change with AI

Geek | December 19, 2017

How Nigeria, others, will benefit from Microsoft’s $50m for climate change

The Guardian | December 19, 2017

The case for technology investments in the environment

Nature | December 19, 2017

Microsoft puts $50 million into fighting climate change with AI

CNET | December 18, 2017

Microsoft destinará 50 millones a proyectos de inteligencia artificial contra el cambio climátic

El Mundo | December 18, 2017

Microsoft is expanding “AI for Earth” program to fight climate change

Futurism | December 17, 2017

Microsoft commits $50 million to apply AI to the problem of global climate change

Tech Republic | December 17, 2017

Cambiamento climatico: Microsoft stanzia 50 milioni di dollari per sostenere la ricerca

Alternativa Sostenibile | December 13, 2017

Fighting climate change with A.I.

Cheddar TV | December 13, 2017

Microsoft invertirá 50 millones de dólares en IA para combatir el cambio climático

Computer World | December 13, 2017

AI for Earth, il piano di Microsoft per salvare il pianeta

La Stampa | December 13, 2017

Microsoft to invest $50M of AI tech in climate change program

Smart Cities Dive | December 13, 2017

С инвестиция от още 50 млн. Microsoft ще се бори с климатичните промени

Business News.BG | December 12, 2017

Microsoft accresce gli sforzi per la difesa dell’ambiente

Data Manager Online | December 12, 2017

Microsoft lanceert de quantum-programmeertaal en investeert in AI

Dutch IT Channel | December 12, 2017

Microsoft has committed another $50 million to fund AI that helps combat climate change

Fast Company | December 12, 2017

Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden 'AI for Earth' programme

Gadgets 360 | December 12, 2017

Microsoft invests in ‘AI for Earth’

Innovators Magazine | December 12, 2017

Intelligence artificielle : Microsoft investit 50 millions de dollars pour l'environnement

La Tribune | December 12, 2017

Cambiamento clima, da Microsoft 50 mln

Technologia | December 12, 2017

Microsoft investit 50 millions de dollars dans un programme contre le changement climatique

ActuIA | December 11, 2017

Microsoft annuncia l’espansione del programma ‘AI for Earth’

Canale Energia | December 11, 2017

Microsoft adds another $50m to AI for Earth at One Planet Summit

Digital Journal | December 11, 2017

Microsoft investing $50 Million for AI-enabled environmental research

eWeek | December 11, 2017

Microsoft doubles down on its ‘AI for Earth’ initiative, pledging $50M at Paris climate event

GeekWire | December 11, 2017

2 U of S scientists granted access to new Microsoft technology for crop research

Global News | December 11, 2017

Microsoft announces $50 million for its “AI for Earth” project

MIT Technology Review | December 11, 2017

Microsoft expands AI for Earth program, to invest $50 million over the next five years

MSPoweruser | December 11, 2017

Microsoft investing $50 million in climate-change program

Seattle Times | December 11, 2017

Microsoft launches quantum programming language, commits $50M to AI drive

Seeking Alpha | December 11, 2017

Microsoft pledges $50M more to its ‘AI for Earth’ climate change program

Silicon Angle | December 11, 2017

Microsoft announces $50 million investment to help combat climate change

The Stranger | December 11, 2017

Microsoft commits $50 million to its AI for Earth program

Neowin | December 11, 2017

Microsoft invests $50 million to fight climate change after U.S. withdrawal from Paris deal

Puget Sound Business Journal | December 11, 2017

Microsoft expands its AI for Earth program with new $50 million investment

Thurrott | December 11, 2017

Microsoft commits $50 million more to its AI for Earth program

Venture Beat | December 11, 2017

Microsoft va investir 50 millions de dollars pour sauver la planète

Les Echos | December 11, 2017

Microsoft expands AI for Earth and debuts AI University

WinBuzzer | December 11, 2017

AI for Earth: Microsoft stockt Hilfsprogramm ordentlich auf

WinFuture | December 11, 2017

Microsoft pledges another $50 million for its AI for Earth initiative

Windows Central | December 11, 2017

Microsoft invests additional $50 million into 'AI for Earth' program

Green Matters | December 2017

Microsoft announces new $50 million investment in its AI for Earth program

OnMSFT | December 2017

Faculty recipients of Microsoft’s “AI for Earth” program for crop research

University of Saskatchewan | December 2017

Chesapeake Conservancy announces 2017 “Champions of the Chesapeake”

Chesapeake Conservancy | October 16, 2017

This week in science: AI for Earth

Nature | July 19, 2017

Microsoft finds its AI Voice

Forbes | Karl Freund | July 17, 2017

Esri, Microsoft collaborate on artificial intelligence initiative

The Press-Enterprise | Fielding Buck | July 14, 2017

Microsoft wants to be a major AI player. Here's its master plan

WIRED | Bonnie Christian | July 13, 2017

Microsoft's pitch to be an AI winner

BBC | Rory Cellan-Jones | July 12, 2017

Esri and Microsoft join forces to accelerate conservation through enhanced land cover mapping technology

Esri | July 12, 2017

Microsoft’s new AI app describes the world for the visually impaired—now available on iPhone

Geekwire | Todd Bishop | July 12, 2017

Microsoft announces AI for Earth, to help "solve global environmental challenges"

Neowin | Andy Weir | July 12, 2017

Microsoft’s new AI for Earth program hopes to help solve the world’s biggest environmental problems

OnMSFT | Arif Bacchus | July 12, 2017

Microsoft creates new AI lab to take on Google's DeepMind

Bloomberg | July 12, 2017

Microsoft will offer its AI smarts to benefit the environment

Engadget | July 12, 2017

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

TechCrunch | Ingrid Lunden | July 12, 2017

Microsoft’s live translation tool for PowerPoint is now open to all

Venture Beat | Blair Hanley Frank | July 12, 2017

Microsoft delivers 'AI-powered' presentation translator add-in for PowerPoint

ZDNet | Mary Jo Foley | July 12, 2017

Plenty for partners at Microsoft Inspire, AI for Earth, plus a plan to deliver rural broadband — Weekend Reading: July 14 edition

Microsoft | Athima Chansanchai | July 14, 2017

Announcing AI for Earth: Microsoft’s new program to put AI to work for the future of our planet

Microsoft | Brad Smith | July 12, 2017

Microsoft reinforces AI vision at London event

Microsoft UK | July 12, 2017

Working to democratize AI to help advance environmental sustainability with AI for Earth

Microsoft | Satya Nadella | July 12, 2017

We are putting AI in the hands of people working to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges #AIforEarth

Microsoft | Brad Smith | July 12, 2017

Unused TV spectrum and drones could help make smart farms a reality

The Economist | September 17, 2016

Zika battle goes high-tech: Smart traps and drones on front lines

TODAY | August 1, 2017

Microsoft is testing a new mosquito trap to fight Zika

CNN | Matt McFarland | June 22, 2016

Microsoft’s ‘Project Premonition’ mosquito trap fights Zika and other diseases ‘1,000 times better’ than other systems

Geekwire | Monica Nickelsburg | June 21, 2016