Applying AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware

 
English Advanced AI & Machine Learning

The world is changing. Our desire to have information at our fingertips at all times allows us to be more informative of our decisions and selections. Data now resides in the cloud but parking it there is not enough. Artificial Intelligence plays a key role in understanding all this data, but where does one start? Attend this session to learn how Microsoft, alongside Indro Robotics and the Canadian Coast Guard, collaborated on a project to harness AI in making drones self-aware in aid of search and rescue efforts as well as other open source implementations of AI.

Speaker

Anthony Bartolo

Microsoft, Sr. Cloud Advocate, Connecting people, places and things for the enablement of everyone.

As a Sr. Cloud Advocate for Microsoft, Anthony Bartolo takes great pride in architecting and conducting “science experiments” that incorporate Microsoft technology and services to address a customer problem or opportunity. Anthony accomplishes this by conducting hackathons with industry leading organizations to test theories and create Proof of Concepts (PoC) utilizing Microsoft cloud services. Some of the more interesting Proof of Concepts completed have included teaching drones to identify objects to aid in search and rescue efforts and automating research via Azure Functions to extract information from social media to aid law enforcement in finding children reported missing. Results and best practices of these and other projects are then shared openly with the community at large to help upskill everyone. Anthony regularly conducts conversations on Twitter @WirelessLife and regularly submits blog content to http://www.ITOpsTalk.com

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