AI accelerates local drones-for-social good solutions

June 13th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra has added an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects, from helping farmers set property boundaries in Tanzania and monitoring forest health in Kenya to assessing tsunami preparedness in the South Pacific. The AI-platform will enable the Flying Labs to detect and extract objects from aerial images and transform them into a variety of geospatial information products. Twenty one regional Flying Labs have gained access to the benefits of the Pro plan on the platform. Both organisations are looking forward to seeing how the local communities will combine drones and AI to power impactful projects and drive positive change.

Contact Veronica Alonso, Picterra, veronica.alonso@picterra.ch

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