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AI & Forestry Tech Startups

Assisting the Restoration of Our Ecological Environment with Artificial Intelligence

Although I have no illusion that advancements within the field of artificial intelligence or companies thereof can be the solution in the context of the climate crisis I do think they can be part of the solution. Thus progress within forestry technology is interesting. This short article can be seen as a summary of an already short article and is meant to spark some thoughts on how AI is being used in forestry tech startups, and what other forestry tech startups are doing to address the whole value chain.

  1. Timbeter. Timber measurement and data management using artificial intelligence and machine learning (Estonia).
  2. Predictive planet intelligence by analysing satellite imagery using artificial intelligence (based in the Netherlands).
  3. CollectiveCrunch. SaaS solution that predicts wood mass, wood species and wood quality of target areas — they call it an AI platform (baed in Finland).
  4. Ecosia. Search engine that plants trees and uses advertising revenue from basic search queries to reforest the planet (based in Berlin).
  5. Satelligence. Leverages satellite data against deforestation (based in the Netherlands).
  6. Tesselo. Tackles natural disasters with satellite images and artificial intelligence, assisting with monitoring capacities (based in Portugal).
  7. Dendra Systems. Leveraging artificial intelligence and drones to plant trees faster (based in the United Kingdom).
  8. Land Life Company. Patented product that enables trees to grow in dry and degraded land (based in the Netherlands).
  9. Terramonitor. Working to democratise satellite data — their maps are maps are pre-processed using artificial intelligence and machine learning models (based in Finland).

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.