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Creating an AI to Combat Environmental Pollution

How group of Polish women built AI for trash detection in the local environment


Creating an AI to Combat Environmental Pollution

Detect waste in Pomerania was a non-profit, educational, eco project that aimed to use Artificial Intelligence for the general good.

The idea was to use machine learning to detect plastic waste in the environment, educate and support career growth of women from the local community in the field of Data Science and Machine Learning.

The project aimed at people from Pomerania, with at least intermediate Python knowledge and a basic experience in Deep Learning.

For 5 months a team of carefully selected members, 9 female data scientists, analysts and machine learning engineers supported by 5 industry mentors was studying and working together on developing a model for trash detection, a solution that would be applicable for video and photography.

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