The more data we have about how we are living on our planet and our systems are working, the more our community of AI researchers, developers and innovators can take a deep data dive and discover answers to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Parks are the lungs of a modern city and they are a green refuge and oasis from the city’s hectic environment. With the aid of robotics coupled with sensors, data can be collected and this knowledge can transform how we plan and use parks, from flood control to air pollution management to recreational use of open green spaces.
Autonomous vehicles, electric cars and bikes and car sharing are revolutionizing how we are getting around in our cities. Cars are a major source of data, collected via sensors, cameras and analytics. With an integrated data system, we can sustainably manage parking challenges, public transportation, take measures to decrease traffic congestion and offer cost effective and nature friendly alternatives to traditional transportation.
Pollutants in the air can have a detrimental impact on the environment and our own health. By monitoring the quality of air with collective open data, this can influence our daily routines and more sustainable choices of transport in urban areas.
A high level of noise pollution can have a direct impact on public health. By mapping city sounds with the help of sensors, this data can help direct measures to curb excessive urban noise which can affect our well-being and health.
Digital Food System
Digital technology and data from drones and soil sensors can benefit local farmers. With crop management and cost effective and sustainable use of fertilizers and water, farmers can affect food systems and long term, sustainable production.
Luminosity or the amount of light illuminating from city lights on highways, streets and buildings can tell us about the amount of energy used, activity, and density of urban areas. Lamp posts are a hidden source of data that can connect to other city data sources. This can give us an indication on energy expenditure and the health of cities and citizens.
Learning from Data
You have the power to collect and track data on a regular basis via your own activities/steps, mobile phone, smart watch, car, computer, refrigerator or lawn mower. We can learn about the patterns and trends of our own activities and just how healthy and active we are in different environments.,
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning has great potential to push forward applications and new innovations to manage our planet. Quantified Planet has started a series of talks to capture the latest thinking around AI for our planet.