Online web map and geospatial analysis tools that will improve estimates of agricultural land change and groundwater use.

SOLUTION

USA

By Earth Research Institute

Kelly Caylor, director of the Earth Research Institute and professor of ecohydrology in the Department of Geography and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will help create an online web map and geospatial analysis tools that will improve estimates of agricultural land change and groundwater use.


Nutrition Early Warning System (NEWS)

SOLUTION

Africa

By CIAT

Determined to address these weaknesses, CIAT is developing a new innovation in the fight for food and nutrition security called the Nutrition Early Warning System, or NEWS. NEWS will take advantage of the latest advances in “machine learning” to create a powerful tool that can process a constant flow of data relevant to food and nutrition.


Mozilla Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP

World

By Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Fellowships cover a range of topics and disciplines within the broader mission of Internet Health, upholding the internet as a force for good.


Mont-Saint-Michel: The historic 3D model comes to life

SOLUTION

France

By Microsoft

The famed Mont-Saint-Michel relief map—a 17th century icon of French innovation, history, and culture—comes to life for the first time in the US as an immersive mixed reality experience.


Monitoring insect sounds in tropical rainforests

SOLUTION

USA

By Center for Conservation Bioacoustics (CCB) at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

With Holger Klinck et al.

Holger Klinck, director of the Cornell Lab’s Bioacoustics Research Program in Ithaca, New York, will create an AI algorithm for detecting and classifying the songs of insects in tropical rainforests to monitor species composition and spatial distribution.


Microsoft AI for Earth

SOLUTION

USA

By Microsoft

Microsoft AI for Earth combines user-friendly software tools with cloud-based artificial intelligence to empower organizations and individuals working to advance sustainability around the globe.


Mapping agricultural land and water use

SOLUTION

USA

By Earth Research Institute

With Kelly Caylor et al.

Kelly Caylor, director of the Earth Research Institute and professor of ecohydrology in the Department of Geography and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will help create an online web map and geospatial analysis tools that will improve estimates of agricultural land change and groundwater use.


Machine Learning for Sociol Good

SUPPORT

World

By Carnegie Mellon University

Free Machine Learning / Data Science Help for Non-Profit and Governmental Organizations


Improving irrigation efficiency in Uganda

SOLUTION

Denmark

By DHI GRA

With Torsten Bondo et al.

Torsten Bondo, business development manager and senior remote sensing engineer at DHI GRAS in Denmark, aims to use machine learning and satellites to support irrigation development and improve crop water efficiency in Uganda in collaboration with Ugandan geo-information company Geo Gecko.


Identifying bird songs in acoustic field recordings

SOLUTION

USA

By Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

With Justin Kitzes et al.

Justin Kitzes, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, aims to develop an open source model to allow academic researchers to identify bird songs in acoustic field recordings.


The Trevor Project

SOLUTION

USA

By The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, will receive a $1.5M USD grant to incorporate machine learning and natural language processing into its crisis services, which save young LGBTQ lives by supporting them via phone, chat, and text. With Google’s help, The Trevor Project will be able to assess suicide risk level of youth in crisis more quickly, allowing counselors to better tailor their support and to provide relevant resources and consistent quality of care.

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IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

COMPETITION

World

By XPRIZE Foundation

The $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenges teams to demonstrate how humans can work with AI to tackle global challenges.


IBM Social Good Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP

World

By IBM

The IBM Social Good Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to develop their skills and develop data science solutions that benefit humanity. Mentored by leading IBM Research scientists and engineers at the T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY (north of New York City), fellows use data mining, machine learning, analytics, operations research, statistics, and mobile computing methods to complete projects with social impact.


Gaining a better understanding of Earth’s melting glaciers

SOLUTION

UK

With Joseph Cook et al.

Joseph Cook, polar scientist from the United Kingdom, hopes to develop tools that use AI and drone and satellite technology to explore the changing cryosphere.


Fire-detecting tool

SOLUTION

USA

By Descartes Labs

With Phil Fraher et al.

The Fire-detecting tool from Descartes Labs samples images from government weather satellites every two minutes, comparing the images for differences. If there is any difference in the thermal signals in a region, it could potentially indicate the presence of a wildfire.


Detecting land cover changes in Uganda

SOLUTION

Ouganda

With Ketty Adoch et al.

Ketty Adoch, geographical information systems specialist from Uganda, is working on a project that will detect, quantify, and monitor changes in land cover in the area surrounding Lake Albert and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest and oldest national park.


Detecting and mapping small dams and reservoirs

SOLUTION

USA

By Natural Capital Project at Stanford

With Gretchen Daily et al.

Gretchen Daily, cofounder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project at Stanford, will develop a way of detecting dams and reservoirs around the world to measure their impact.


DeepTech4Good Acceleration Programme

ACCELERATOR

Europe

By Horizon 2020

DeepTech4Good is an Acceleration Programme, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startups accelerate their development and scale up at European level. 4 application domains: Health & Well-being, Industry 4.0, Smart Mobility, Smart City.


Capturing and sharing data on lion populations

SOLUTION

USA

By Wildlife Guardians

With Stephanie Dolrenry et al.

Stephanie Dolrenry, director of Wildlife Guardians, will help support the Lion Identification Network of Collaborators, an AI-assisted database for lion identification and interorganizational research.


AWS Imagine Grant Program

GRANT

USA

By Amazon Web Services

A public grant opportunity open to registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the United States who are using technology to solve the world's most pressing challenges