• Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous 'interceptor' boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ocean Cleanup in San Francisco.
    The Ocean Cleanup
    The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit that designs technology to clean up plastic from the ocean.
    Microsoft hosted two hackathons to build a machine learning model to help identify waste.
    The nonprofit is turning plastic ocean waste into new products.
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    Cleaning up the oceans is a huge undertaking, especially for a single nonprofit based out of the Netherlands, but having Microsoft on your side is a nice bonus. Boyan Slat launched The Ocean Cleanup nonprofit in 2013, with the goal of cleaning up...
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