Session: How We Can Save the Rainforests with AI
Our planet is facing a global crisis: climate change. Huawei and Rainforest Connection (RFCx) have partnered to create a collaborative and innovative solution to help fight climate change in unexpected ways. RFCx is leveraging the Huawei Cloud and ModelArts to expand its AI solution, Guardians, to stop illegal logging and learn about biodiversity in real-time. This year RFCx has developed 15 additional partnerships with local governments and organizations around the globe to deploy its Guardians technology. This work has proven that we already have a lot of the technology and intelligence we need for the fight against climate change. It is now a matter of developing the – sometimes unconventional – solutions that will make a difference in this challenging and crucial fight.
- • The world’s rainforests are some of the most important, life-sustaining natural resources on the planet. Joy will outline what is at risk if we don’t take action.
- • Rainforest Connection’s Guardians technology leverages upcycled phones, advanced technology and innovative problem-solving. Joy will discuss how this AI solution creates a high-precision model that can detect 96% of chainsaw events.
- • Installing a Guardian is a truly special experience. Joy will share what it’s like to climb far up into the trees to install a Guardian and how tech and nature can be a harmonious combination.
- • While Guardians technology is helping prevent illegal logging, how else can this technology boost environmental protection efforts? Joy will speak about the impact of Guardians technology and how it’s being applied to endangered species protection.
As Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Huawei Technologies USA, Joy leads a diverse team of communications and media affairs professionals to convey Huawei’s cutting-edge innovation and best practices as a global technology leader to U.S. audiences. Together with her team, she is committed to telling the unique story and rapid growth of Huawei, which has grown into a $122 billion multinational company, whose products and services are used across 170 countries from its inception over 30 years ago.
With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, Joy has amassed global expertise across a variety of industry sectors, including telecommunications and energy. As a strong advocate of building a fully connected, intelligent world, she is passionate about the future of 5G, digital inclusion, and sustainability. At Huawei, her goal is to extend the benefits of digital technology to the entire world in a sustainable manner that nurtures a healthy and harmonious ecosystem.