IBM is supporting marine research organization ProMare to provide the technologies for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS). Named after another famous ship from history but very much future focussed, the new Mayflower uses AI and energy from the sun to independently traverse the ocean, gathering vital data to expand our understanding of the factors influencing its health.
Starting this month, experts at IBM Research, Wits University, University of the Western Cape, Umvoto Africa and Delta-H, who know how to deploy these technologies in South Africa, are starting a new pilot to develop news techniques, which are more user-friendly in the regional context.
AI-powered technology will help farmers health-check soil and water Agriculture consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s annual water usage. With small farms producing nearly 80 percent of food for the developing world, ensuring the quality and safety of our water supply is critical. Environmental analysis for agriculture often relies on expensive and time-consuming […]
Building resiliency to help communities attain water self-sufficiency, combat extreme drought conditions With a population of 46 million, a staggering 41 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, a challenge especially great in rural areas. Only nine out of 55 public water service providers in Kenya provide […]
Recently, I wrote about the state of our climate and outlined our understanding of the science. Now, let’s talk about the economic impact of these changes, some of which the U.S. Government Accountability Office has summarized in this map reflecting the end of the century. Urban areas We can explore some of these implications. In […]
Researchers to study climate, environmental sciences I’m delighted to announce that Emory University, Far Eastern Federal University and Delft University have received grants to use the IBM World Community Grid to study research problems in climate and environmental sciences. Emory University Researchers from Emory University will investigate the impact of climate change on public health. While the relationship […]
As a long-time IBMer and environmental scientist, I’ve been fortunate to work on many efforts that not only help our clients but can help the world. This follows a long tradition at the core of IBM about doing good for our environment, which began as a Corporate policy in 1971. This commitment has extended to […]
From ocean bays in Ireland to fresh water lakes in New York, IBM scientists have developed a way to forecast the health of bodies of water — in 3D.