The Munich Technical University (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have launched a new initiative focussing on the development of artificial intelligence technologies in Earth observations. The Future Lab “Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation: Reasoning, Uncertainties, Ethics and Beyond” (AI4EO) aims to use satellite data and Big Data analyses to create models of global urbanization, food supplies and disaster management. AI4EO was launched in May 2020.
The knowledge gained from AI-based Earth observation data can help before disasters through prevention and preparedness, as decision-makers are able to design sustainable cities accordingly. It can also help during and after disasters with response and recovery by, for instance, helping to bring forest fires under control. This is possible through satellite observation of certain geographic areas for a longer period of…more