Tech sector giant Microsoft India in partnership with the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model ‘Sunny’ to predict the dangers of heat waves in India. Has announced the start of its second phase of ‘Sunny Lives’.
It is a scalable model designed to incorporate future earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires and biological disasters. Last year, the model was successfully tested for cyclones and floods in the disaster-prone coastal areas of the country. Last year, this model was successfully tested for cyclones and floods in the disaster prone coastal areas of the country.
We are so proud & happy today!
‘Sunny Lives’ is an outcome of SEEDS’ partnership w/ @MicrosoftIndia to provide hyper-local disaster warnings & identify risks for individual houses! Grateful to our tech partner @Gramener!#AI4HA #Tech4Good https://t.co/gz13ZwkqRi
— SEEDS India (@SeedsIndia) July 27, 2021
Microsoft India said, the second phase began with the development of a heat hazard model in key urban heat areas. It says that Seeds will help 1,25,000 people facing heat waves in 2021 with early warning of disaster.
This artificial intelligence model solution has been developed under Microsoft’s global program ‘Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarian Action’ to build disaster resilient communities in India. The solution uses high-resolution satellite imagery, artificial intelligence coding, among others, to predict disaster impacts.