Press ReleasesNational Geographic SocietyDecember 11, 2018

Sol Hsiang Awarded NatGeo AI for Earth Innovation Grant

Sol Hsiang, Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, and Lab co-director, is one of eleven changemakers selected to receive a Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Sol and his team will use 1.6 million historical aerial photographs to discern the effect of major droughts and climate change on human migration in Africa.