Mission & Vision of   'AI For Environment'   Non-Profit

Mission:

Appreciating our environment and all living organisms starts with an understanding and passion for them. Awareness and education about global environmental challenges will bring us together to journey towards a healthy planet. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform and revolutionize the world on a path of progression and prosperity for all living things. The   'AI for Environment'   non-profit is on a mission to use technologies including AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and Business Intelligence to generate awareness of and solve global environmental challenges. Together we can make a difference.


Vision:

I wish to harness AI to solve global environmental challenges (global warming). I believe we should steer Artificial Intelligence towards the path of finding new and efficient ways to help our planet cope with and reverse the effects of global warming.

Saumya Soni
Founder & CEO
AI for Environment

Did You Know?

3 Billion

Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced during extreme uncontrolled fires in Australia.

1 Million

More than 1 million species face extinction from climate change.

2030

By 2030, the effects of climate change can be irreversible.

Our Programs

AI for Birds:

To generate awareness about the fascinating world of birds, I created 'AI for Birds' web app, phone app and wrote two blogs.

Here's the links for two blogs:

Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI.

The Journey of building a Bird Recognition App using Custom Vision AI, Power BI and Power Apps.

Bird Attributes - Power BI Report

As you can see in this report, along with recognizing a specific bird, in real-time, interactive visualizations from Power BI display the unique attributes and information about each bird and its status in the wild. The fun facts on the visualization about each bird will linger in your mind for days.

Bird species Attributes for 448 different species

AI Web App:

In this webapp, I used Cognitive Services with Microsoft Custom Vision AI to upload 4,420 images of 85 bird species, tagged them, trained the model, and evaluated the results. You can upload bird image from your file explorer, and it will then predict the species name of the bird and the accuracy tied to that tag.

The Custom Vision Service uses machine learning to classify the bird images I uploaded. The only thing I was required to do was specify the correct tag for each bird image. You can also tag thousands of bird images at a time. The AI algorithm is very powerful as it gives us great accuracy's and once the model is trained, we can use the same model to classify new bird images according to the needs of our application.

There are two ways (in the web app) to recognize the bird species:

Choose a bird image from your PC.

Upload a bird image URL.

Take a picture of a bird in real-time (only works on the Phone App).

Once you upload an image, it will call the Custom Vision Prediction API (which was already trained by Custom Vision, powered by Microsoft) to get species of the bird.

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FarmBeats project with farmers in India using Microsoft Farmbeats : AI, Edge and IoT for Agriculture.

In progress, Please stay tuned!

Ambassador for 'Ampowering.org' nonprofit and winner of 'Miss Teen India WA 2020' Pageant

During COVID-19, preparing and delivering sandwiches to the homeless regularly and distributing free groceries to those in need.AMpowering distributed free groceries, fresh produce and dairy products to low income families in Redmond and Bellevue. Operate mobile food bank and available throughout the week for anyone in need to pick up the groceries. We are helping people who are evicted / homeless and need cooked meals instead of groceries.We are arranging connections and providing resources for people to help them find job.We are providing free online tutoring to kids of low income non English speaking communities to help in their studies when parents are not available.

Co-founded the environmental club and the Carbon neutral initiative.

To create a positive impact on the environment while generating awareness and coming up with the solutions to environmental issues. We broadened our influence to a global level by partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects edenprojects.org to plant trees: We calculated the number of trees needed to offset the amount of carbon released for each trip of EBC (Education beyond classroom) and the cost required for it. We encouraged the students and parents to offset their children’s trip by donating money to plant a certain number of trees and collected $1050 which equivalates to 65,000 trees. Every year, during a week called Education Beyond the Classroom (EBC), students from our school travel to different parts of the world with our teachers. All of this traveling, using cars, planes and other vehicles, emits large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Therefore, we have decided to calculate the number of trees needed to offset the amount of carbon released for each trip and the cost required for it. So, we encouraged the students and parents to offset their children’s trip by donating money to plant a certain number of trees. These funds are given to Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees in Madagascar which has already been 90% deforested. By doing this we are creating a positive impact on the environment and providing opportunities and income to those who are hired to plant the trees.

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