Seven Indian organizations have been picked by Microsoft as part of its $50 million ‘AI for Earth’ plan. This programme aims to help build sustainability solutions for environment based on technologies like Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
After the US and Canada, India now has the third largest concentration of ‘AI for Earth’ grantees. Among the 7 recipients is India Institute of Science Bengaluru, Symbiosis Institute of Technology Pune, International Crops Research Institute Hyderabad, Ashoka Trust for Research Bengaluru and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi. The recipients will receive access to Azure Cloud and AI computing resources along with technology training and additional support.
‘AI for Earth’ is a $50 million five year commitment from Microsoft. It will focus on a variety of areas such as Climate change, agriculture, water and bio-diversity.