Developers Use Intel AI to Solve Some of the World’s Biggest Challenges

Rose Day

Rose Day

April 22, 2019 - Intel unveiled the first-generation Neural Compute Stick (NCS) in July 2017, fueling a community of tens of thousands of developers to create artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that have the capability to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Analyzing Deforestation and Urbanization Using Intel Artificial Intelligence Technologies
Innovator: Rose Day [pictured]

Project: According to the World Bank, between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles of forest, an area larger than South Africa. To help combat this challenge for future generations, Rose Day developed a unique approach to classify images of the earth’s surface taken by satellite and labeled by location, plants grown and deforested areas. Day used Intel-optimized TensorFlow* for image classification, the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to optimize her model, and the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick to conduct real-time monitoring of the earth’s surface. Collected data shows the significant impact of human behavior on plant life over time, including changes in the types of plants that grow, deforestation effects, and how plant life is forced to adapt. In addition, Day is the winner of the Intel AI Interplanetary Challenge, which tasked students with applying AI to space-related problems. More...