Nextgov: NOAA to Use Microsoft AI to Advance Protection of Endangered Species

“National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research scientists are tapping into artificial intelligence capabilities from Microsoft to advance their efforts to study and protect endangered species.”

“According to a blog post published Wednesday, this spring NOAA scientists will deploy AI to boost their monitoring of endangered beluga whales, threatened ice seals and polar bears, and possibly other animals as well.”

“’The teams are training AI tools to distinguish a seal from a rock and a whale’s whistle from a dredging machine’s squeak as they seek to understand the marine mammals’ behavior and help them survive amid melting ice and increasing human activity,’ the post said.”

“Collaboration on the AI projects came together over the last few years and was sparked by Erin Moreland, a NOAA scientist who had grown frustrated with the time she was spending tediously sifting through grainy images to spot endangered species—especially when she knew technological capabilities existed that could do the job and free her up for more meaningful work. At jury duty in 2018, Moreland serendipitously overheard other jurors speaking about AI and when she mentioned her work, they pointed her in the direction of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program. Dan Morris, a principal scientist and the program’s director, encouraged Moreland to pitch the problem to the tech-giant’s hackathon.”

“Eventually 14 Microsoft engineers signed on to help Moreland in her work.”

“’AI tools empower scientists like our NOAA collaborators to spend less time on tedious data annotation, and more time answering urgent environmental questions,’ Morris told Nextgov Wednesday…” Read the full article here.

Source: NOAA to Use Microsoft AI to Advance Protection of Endangered Species – By Brandi Vincent, February 19, 2020. Nextgov.

0
Tags:

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Jackie Gilbert 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #90206

    Replies viewable by members only

    0

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

CONTACT US

Questions?. Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

©2020 G2Xchange all rights reserved | Community and Member Guidelines | Privacy Policy | About G2Xchange FedCiv

Opportunities. Starting Points.

About our Data

The Vault is a listing of expiring contracts, task orders, etc. within a certain set of parameters, to include:

  • Have an initial total estimated contract value of $10 million or above
  • Federal Civilian Only – DHS, Transportation, Justice, Labor, Interior, Commerce, Energy, State, and Treasury Actions
  • NAICS codes include: 511210, 518210, 519130, 519190, 541511,
    541512, 
    541513, 541519, 541611, 541618,
    541690, 541720, 541990
  • Were modified within the last 12 calendar months
  • The data represented is based on information provided by the government

Who has access? Please note that ALL G2Xchange FedCiv Members will receive access to all basic and much of the advanced data. G2Xchange FedCiv Corporate Members will receive access to ALL Vault content (basic and advanced).

Feedback/Suggestions? Contact us at Vault@G2Xchange.com and let us know what you think. 

G2Xchange FedCiv

Log in with your credentials for G2Xchange FedCiv

Forgot your details?