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Breeze seeks out the help of Microsoft AI for Earth for improving air quality

Aug 21, 2019, 6:42 am

Breeze, a startup founded in 2015, is dedicated to measuring and improving sustainable air quality in cities. Our planet is almost on the verge of climate catastrophe, and effective measures taken to improve the situation, ranging from improving the air quality to developing sustainable energy sources, is the need of the hour.

Breeze with its small, low-cost sensors and AI helps to measure the pollutants present in the air in a particular region. It is known to all, that air pollution is caused by something as small as a vehicle to something bigger, such as the large construction sites, increasing the air pollution.

The data collected by Breeze is published in a local portal which makes the inhabitants aware of the quality of the air. Furthermore, a comprehensive catalog of measures developed by Breeze helps them with improving the situation on the ground.

In order to make the most use of the benefits of Breeze, and to target a larger market area so that more people can get benefits from this, Breeze needed to not only expand their research but also seek out the help of other global companies dedicated to improving the environmental situation. Keeping all of this in mind, Breeze has decided to collaborate with Microsoft’s AI for Earth.

Breeze has already received $ 12,000 in cloud credits which will be used to set up a new machine learning development environment in Azure. – Microsoft

Robert Heinecke, the founder of Breeze and his team have already identified the four ways in which the AI can be used. AI is expected to improve the quality of the measurement data by not only singling out the error of individual device but by also excluding environmental influences from the sensor data.

We have now set up our own AI experimental laboratory to test how AI can support us even better in our added value. – Robert Heinecke, the co-founder, and CEO of Breeze

AI is also expected to make more precise predictions about the air quality so that sick people can take precautions beforehand for harsher weather. AI for Earth will also help to streamline Breeze’s consulting offer accurately calculating which of the 3,500 identified measures can improve the air quality at a particular location the best. To top it all off, AI can also make predictions about the maintenance and servicing of each sensor.

Hamburg, Moers, and Neckarsulm are few of the cities to have the privilege of having this technology, and hence a better shot at life.

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