What is Microsoft’s relationship to artificial intelligence and the world of bees?
The bee research we4bee project, supported by the environmental foundation Audi, has become part of Microsoft’s “Artificial Intelligence for the Earth” program.
We4bee aims to connect intelligent hives with sensors with cloud storage techniques to conduct long-term analyzes of bee colonies and their environmental data, and to explore the impact of individual factors affecting bees using data-science methods.
Because we4bee has become a member of the Global Artificial Intelligence Network, it has access to current products and services associated with artificial intelligence and has been supported by educational and training programs.
Schools and educational institutions will sponsor and ensure continuous access to bee hives, and bee breeders will also take care of each colony of bee colonies.
Through the application of we4bee, participants will be able to track data transferred from the cell to the storage cloud. This includes information on the settlement of bees, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, weight, noise, and the amount of particulate matter contamination.
Employing the application
Each user can apply the form to compare their hive with other cells whose data are available on the storage cloud. For example, a scanner powered by artificial intelligence techniques and dedicated to flower photography will capture images of flowers, and then display the types of flowers.
Under the banner of “Artificial Intelligence for the Good of Humanity,” Microsoft supports institutions and projects that advocate humanitarian issues such as human rights, access, and environmental protection.
Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence for the Earth program also provides researchers and organizations with the use of artificial intelligence to develop new approaches designed to protect water, agriculture, biodiversity, and climate.
Overcome the sanctions
The initiative aims to overcome the great difficulties faced by humanity with the help of artificial intelligence.
“We are proud that we4bee will become one of the 298 projects supported by the Artificial Intelligence program for the Earth, and we are delighted that Microsoft has stood by us as a high-level supporter,” said Rodger Rick Engel, President of the Audi Environmental Foundation.
“It is our duty at Microsoft to make technology accessible to all and to apply it responsibly. Artificial intelligence can be an important factor in building the foundations of a better future,” said Christine Haupt, General Manager, Microsoft Services, Microsoft Germany. We are also delighted that our support for the we4bee project is a support for a German project that uses technology to produce meaningful research results that will ultimately protect bees