In the latest Next at Microsoft podcast, Drew Purves from the Microsoft Research Ecology division and Jon Porter, Vice President of AccuWeather discuss the benefits of using Big Data and Microsoft’s Azure services to predict and give up-to-date statistics and tangible results. According to Purves, Big Data provides the agribusiness with useful information on their crop yield and what they can do to improve. He is able to get such information by building ecological models of crops and exposing them to hundreds of weather conditions. For Purves, the predictions made in the models can be used to prevent possible crop eradication due to droughts or floods. You can listen to the latest podcast here:
Jon Porter argues that Global Food Security is of great concern and AccuWeather’s collaboration with Microsoft Research allows for real-time decisions to be made to prevent food shortage and provide results to individuals that have never had access to any sort of predictive data before.
This 4th podcast from Next at Microsoft reveals that Microsoft Research is working hard with their partners to help predict and monitor issues like climate change and food security in controlled conditions yet complete analytical processes for large scale environmental endeavors.