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  • The company brings together a global, multidisciplinary community of researchers and its Microsoft Research experts to work together to improve scientific research on climate change.
  • The use of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing will be key in promoting scientific research to mitigate the effects of global warming.
  • Among the research projects is one from the University of Valencia and the University of Reading, which together with experts from Microsoft Research, seeks to develop Artificial Intelligence models that improve food security in Africa.

Microsoft has announced the Climate Research Initiative (MCRI-) , made up of a community of multidisciplinary researchers who will work collaboratively to address and fight climate change .

The experts who make up the initiative offer transdisciplinary and diverse expertise, particularly in areas beyond traditional computing, such as environmental sciences, chemistry, and a variety of engineering disciplines. Initially, they will focus on three critical areas within climate research, where computational advances can drive key scientific transformations: overcome limitations for decarbonization , reduce uncertainties in carbon accounting and assess climate risks in more detail .

It is expected that all results of this initiative are made public and are freely available to the scientific community and further promote research and the search for solutions to these important climate problems.

Joint project between the University of Valencia and the University of Reading (UK) on environmental resilience

Among the research projects, one of the University of Valencia and the University of Reading (UK), which together with Microsoft Research seeks to develop a new generation of AI algorithms to model and understand the impact of humanitarian interventions on food security in Africa .

The project Causal4Africa, where the teacher works Gustau Camps-Valls from the University of Valencia, Ted Shepherd from University of Reading and the experts at Microsoft Research Alberto Arribas Herranz, Emre Kiciman and Lester Mackey, investigates the problem of food security in Africa from a novel point of view of causal inference and with the help of AI.

Among its objectives is demonstrate the usefulness of causal Machine Learning approaches for climate risk assessment , by allowing the interpretation and evaluation of the probabilities and possible consequences of specific human interventions.

Other projects in which Microsoft Research experts collaborate with scientists, researchers and universities from around the world, focus on finding new ways to improve carbon accounting; the reduction and elimination of CO2 and environmental resilience projects.

Learn more about the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative -MCRI-) in the Microsoft Research Blog .

Original source: Microsoft News Center

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