RBC backs AI-based climate change research

RBC backs AI-based climate change research

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is backing a new academic research project using artificial intelligence to address climate change.

Borealis AI, an RBC Institute for Research, and RBC Quebec are donating $50,000 to a project at Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute. The money will be used to help develop a tool that uses AI technology to produce street view images that show the potential effects of climate change.

The tool’s goal is to raise awareness on climate change and to view the output of climate models in a visual way. Users will be able to input a location and see a visual projection of the potential effects of extreme weather events at this location at street level.

Foteini Agrafioti, chief science officer, at RBC and head, Borealis AI, says: "We see immense potential for technology to help address the challenges of climate change and are pleased to invest in these solutions with our partners in the AI ecosystem of Montreal, a world-class hub for machine learning research."

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Sang Nkhwazi
Sang Nkhwazi - Sanrixa Ltd - Manchester 28 October, 2019, 00:15Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Thats interesting. Presumably, if the AI / machine learning system can "predict" what effects adverse weather can have for an area, then that allows lawmakers and the authorities in general to put in place, well in advance, preventive measures/ protective measures - should the worst come to pass.

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