AI and Machine Learning

This page collects subject information on the application of machine learning to social problems, especially natural resource management and conservation.

Learning Machine Learning

  • Notes on Kaggle Introduction to Machine Learning [link]

Big Big Data Ideas

  • Google AI for Social Good
  • Microsoft AI for Good includes sub-projects
    • AI for Earth
    • AI for Humanitarian Action
    • AI for Accessibility
  • Mechanism Design for Social Good [link]: “The “Mechanism Design for Social Good” research agenda is to find problems where insights from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design have the potential for significant societal impact.”

AI, Machine Learning, Business, and Conservation

  • Google and the United States government National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association detect humpback whales with a convolutional neural network [link]
  • Global Fishing Watch anonymized AIS data for training fishing models [link]
  • See Kaggle Subject Pages below on ecology, forestry, animals, and fishing



  • Use satellite data to track the human footprint in the Amazon rainforest [link]
  • Sea lion population count [link]
  • Segment salt deposits beneath the Earth’s surface [link]
  • Detect and classify fish species [link]

Kaggle Subject Pages