Environment

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Map showing areas likely to have been damaged by Hurricane Leo
Environment

Wreckage Recognition: AI System Spots Hurricane Ian Damage

A machine learning model identified areas likely to have been damaged by Hurricane Leo as it swept through the southern United States.
Bees pollinating flowers
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Protection for Pollinators: AI Could Help Create Pesticides That Don’t Kill Bees

A machine learning method could help chemists formulate pesticides that target harmful insects but leave bees alone. Researchers at Oregon State University developed models that classify whether or not a chemical is fatally toxic to bees.
A series of graphs show the carbon emissions associated with training AI models.
Environment

Cutting the Carbon Cost of Training: A New Tool Helps NLP Models Lower Their Gas Emissions

You can reduce your model’s carbon emissions by being choosy about when and where you train it.
Satalite Map image
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Tracking Changes on Earth’s Surface: AI Tracks Land Change from Satellite Imagery

Computer vision systems are scanning satellite photos to track construction on the Earth’s surface — an exercise in behavior recognition on a global scale.
Autonomous research ship in the ocean
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AI AI, Captain! Mayflower AI Ship Crosses the Atlantic Ocean

An autonomous research ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean — with a few pit stops to address challenges along the way. Built by IBM and marine research nonprofit ProMare, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship 400 (MAS400) last week completed a voyage from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Different videoclips showing windmills
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Wind in the Forecast: AI Tool Predicts Wind Turbine Energy Output

Machine learning is making wind power more predictable. Engie SA, a multinational energy utility based in France, is the first customer for an AI-powered tool from Google that predicts the energy output of wind farms.
Two people rock climbing
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Gradient Descent: It’s All Downhill - Gradient Descent for Machine Learning

Imagine hiking in the mountains past dusk and finding that you can’t see much beyond your feet. And your phone’s battery died so you can’t use a GPS app to find your way home. You might find the quickest path down via gradient descent.
Multimodal deep learning model
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AI Versus the Garbage Heap: How Amazon uses AI to cut waste.

Amazon reported long-term success using machine learning to shrink its environmental footprint. The online retailer developed a system that fuses product descriptions, images, and structured data to decide how an item should be packed for shipping.
Demonstration of Climate AI model working
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Getting a Jump on Climate Change: AI Startups Predict the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Startups are predicting how climate change will affect global commerce. Companies that specialize in climate analytics are training neural networks to help businesses manage risks posed by a warming globe,
Sequence showing how the service called Tastry works
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Full-Bodied With Hints of Forest Fire: AI Masks Smoke Flavor in Wine's Tainted by Wildfire

Wineries in areas affected by wildfires are using machine learning to produce vintages that don’t taste like smoke. Some California winemakers are using a service called Tastry to identify grapes tainted by smoke from the state’s surging blazes and recommend blends that will mask the flavor.
Video showing how robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming work
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To Bee or Not to Bee: AI farm robots help to pollinate tomatoes.

Insects that spread pollen to fruiting plants are in trouble. A possible alternative: Robots. Farmers in Australia and the U.S. are using robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes.
Fire-spotting cameras alerting a fire engine
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Where There’s Smoke, There’s AI

An automated early warning system is alerting firefighters to emerging blazes.
Drones flying off the coast capturing video of orcas and models analyzing the imagery
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Algorithms for Orcas

A combination of computer vision and drones could help restore dwindling killer whale populations. Researchers at Oregon State University and conservation groups SR3 and Vulcan developed a system that assesses the health of orcas.
Animation showing a AI's metaphorical transition to using green energy.
Environment

Greener Machine Learning: Techniques for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of NLP Models

A new study suggests tactics for machine learning engineers to cut their carbon emissions. Led by David Patterson, researchers at Google and UC Berkeley found that AI developers can shrink a model’s carbon footprint a thousand-fold by streamlining architecture...
Series of images related to water lines replacement and poisoned water
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AI Versus Lead Poisoning

An algorithm is helping cities locate pipes that could release highly toxic lead into drinking water. BlueConduit, a startup that focuses on water safety, is working with dozens of North American municipal governments to locate lead water lines so they can be replaced.

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