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AI for Earth awards grants to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems. Depending on project need, our grants can award Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources (including AI tools) and/or data labeling services.
To date, we have awarded 393 grants to projects with impact in 63 countries, and we are committed to growing this community of grantees. 80-90% of these grants are funded.
Program Details can be found at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-earth-grants
AI for Earth awards grants to projects that address four areas that are vital for building a sustainable future:
Agriculture: To feed the world’s rapidly growing population, farmers must produce more food, on less arable land, and with lower environmental impact. AI can help in areas like:
Biodiversity: Species are going extinct at alarming rates, driving the decay of key ecosystem services like pollination on which humans depend. AI can help in areas like:
Climate change: Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, higher global temperatures, and increased ocean acidity threaten human health, infrastructure, and the natural systems we rely on for life itself. AI can help in areas like:
Water: In the next two decades, demand for fresh water—for human consumption, agriculture, and hygiene—is predicted to dramatically outpace supply.