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Dehradun Regional Transport Office (RTO)

To decrease chaotic, unsafe traffic for Uttarakhand citizens, Microsoft Research India assisted RTO to develop HAMS—an AI, smartphone-based driving test system replacing human evaluators in issuing licenses to ensure only qualified drivers are given licenses.

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WaterNSW

Water is an asset that is critical to the success of every community. Adopting a three-cloud approach—Dynamics 365, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure—WaterNSW in Australia can now support their national critical computing, which translates to streamlined operations and reliable water supply.

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Seoul Metropolitan Government

Nothing is more associated with death and destruction than fire. With the exhaustive data that the Fire Department in South Korea has provided, a professor from Hongik University developed a new model to analyse and predict the probability of fires so that authorities could take action to make the city safer for its more than 9 million residents.

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Kaga City

After a massive snowstorm in February 2018, Kaga City, Japan turned to the Internet of Things (IoT) as they needed a better solution to execute snow plow operations than rely on external vendors. They developed a digital system that could manage and coordinate the city’s snowstorm response.

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Northern Territory Fisheries

Identifying and counting fish species in murky water filled with deadly predators is a difficult job. But scientists in Australia’s Northern Territory are working on an artificial intelligence project with Microsoft that has incredible potential for marine conservation around the world.

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has looked to volunteers and an AI-powered mobile app to monitor the conditions of public restrooms by capturing photos for analysis. Since the program started, over 11,000 photos have been used to train a sanitation recognition model to identify and evaluate the conditions of public restrooms around the country.

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ICRISAT, United Phosphorous and Government of Karnataka

In India, Microsoft in collaboration with ICRISAT has developed an AI Sowing App that has empowered small-holder farmers to increase their income through 30% higher crop yields. Microsoft is also collaborating with United Phosphorous to create the Pest Risk Prediction API and with the government of Karnataka to use price forecasting.

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