This Is How Artificial Intelligence Can Keep An Eye on Antarctica

Artificial intelligence is paving way for researchers to explore Antarctica

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Can anyone expect that artificial intelligence can be used in Antarctica which is no man’s land? But today artificial intelligence is paving a way for researchers to conduct experiments in an isolated continent. Let’s know more about the new developments concerning artificial intelligence in Antarctica. 

 

British Antarctica Survey (BAS) AI Lab 

British Antarctica Survey (BAS) AI Lab focuses on topics like oceanography, science, engineering, climate science, and weather conditions. The researchers at this institute use artificial intelligence and data science to tackle environmental challenges. Recently, a deep learning tool called IceNet which was created by scientists of the British Antarctic Survey that has been trained with the past four decades can predict the ice loss in the Arctic region.   

The predictions of Artificial Intelligence can warn and protect communities and Arctic wildlife such as polar bears from sea loss.

 

Schools of GeoSciences and Informatics

A digital twin is a technology that is used to mimic the existing system digitally. As researchers cannot travel frequently to Antarctica, the digital twin can help advance the understanding of the ice sheet’s spurs and hydrology, its role, and evolution within the border ice sheet and systems. The University’s Schools of GeoScience and Informatics are designing a digital twin for this purpose. The digital twin is also accompanied by artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to infer the actual ice depth directly from the satellite measurements in Greenland. 

 

Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAFE) 

Robots have been monitoring isolated lands for a very long time now. The same case persists even with Antarctica where the living conditions are not favorable at all. Robots and Artificial intelligence have been playing an important role at Monash University under the Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF). The project will build specific robots to collect informational data to help researchers to monitor the conditions in the no man’s land. 

 

Gramener’s Artificial Intelligence Model 

A few of the plants and animals are on the verge of extinction. Especially when coming to Antarctica, Penguins are in this danger of outnumbering. Gramener, with the partnership of Microsoft, is using Artificial Intelligence to identify what a penguin looks like from different angles and trains them to count the number of penguins. The collaborative work is now using computer vision to help ecologists to track the number of penguins on the submerged continent.