Google has given $25 million to launch projects with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to inspire solutions to social problems.
Xinhua news agency reported on Monday that Google will use this fund in Google AI Impact Challenge contest. It is a part of its AI for a social good programme that dedicated to “addressing some of society’s biggest unsolved challenges”.
The California-based hi-tech powerhouse is working on a “global call for nonprofits, academics, and social enterprises from around the world to submit a proposal on how they could use AL to help address some of the world’s greatest social, humanitarian and environmental problems.
Google said that the applications don’t have to be an AI expert and it is working on an educational guide to help them identify the most perfect projects that have a great social impact.
Jeff Dean, a senior fellow overseeing AI said that the company’s AI for the social good program was already working before the Google employees raised objections about the military contract.
“An international panel of experts, who work in computer science and the social sector” will be assessed the proposals to select the top winners in the spring of 2019, said by Google.
They have been working on the AI technology over the past years to move out the projects with the positive social impact like forecasting floods, protecting whales and predicting famine.
It said that its Artificial Intelligence technology possible to scan 100,000 hours of audio recording in the specific to recognize whale sound for better protection of humpback whales and other endangered species.
Google recorded that their deep learning technology has played a specific role over the first few years in food prediction, employment, advancing wildlife conservation, infant health, and wildfire prevention.
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