AI for Good: Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland

Murray Collins, CEO, Space Intelligence

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This talk describes how Space Intelligence has been working with stakeholders in Scottish land management to fill data gaps to better enable monitoring of Scotland’s natural wealth, and addresses how attempts at land cover restoration could be a key component of a green bounceback from Covid -19.

Murray Collins is CEO of Space Intelligence, an Edinburgh-based start-up supporting Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change. The team focuses on the analysis of big data from space to quantify ecosystem properties, with a particular focus on tropical forest regions. Murray is also Chancellor’s Fellow in Data Driven Innovation at the University of Edinburgh, where he has been developing the innovation strategy for Space and Satellite data.
* Topic Title: AI for Good: Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland. This talk describes how Space Intelligence has been working with stakeholders in Scottish land management to fill data gaps to better enable monitoring of Scotland’s natural wealth, and addresses how attempts at land cover restoration could be a key component of a green bounceback from Covid -19.

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11.50

 

Session 3

AI for Good Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland 

Collaborating across clusters

Look! There’s a Threat Model in my DevOps

Sharpening the saw – how tooling can make us better developers

 

 

Dr Murray Collins

Dr Poonam Malik, Ben Shorrock, David Dunn, Jane Morrison-Ross

Alyssa Miller

Chris Heilmann

13.20

 

Session 4

Ten Traits that Differentiate the most Trusted Advisors

Getting value from data – productionising data science

Innovating with Immigration.

 

 

Austen Mulinder

Dr James McMinn

Jamie Kerr

Tech challenges coming out of Open Banking and the GOFCoE project

50% of AI is easy, we just don’t know which half

 

Gavin Littlejohn

Alex Bell and Petur Einarsson

14.10

 

Session 5

Overcoming and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations 

Building brand awareness for your tech company 

Start up, scale up

(fun)ctionality

Navigating Venture Capital

 

Olivia Gambelin, Joseph Crispell

Kathryn Strachan

Peter Proud

Brian Baglow

Paul Neeson and Andrew Noble

15.30

Session 6

A Fyne future for graphical development

Launching terrestrial tech into the space marketplace

Tales from the Crypt(o)

Serverless Architecture

 

Andrew Williams


Dr David Alexander

Matt Summers

Julian Wood

16.15

 

Closing Keynote

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation 

17.15

Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards

The YSE Awards recognise the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.

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