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Microsoft Launches AI Innovations for Sustainability at Expo 2023 Doha

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 05 December 2023
Microsoft Launches AI Innovations for Sustainability at Expo 2023 Doha

At Expo 2023 Doha, Microsoft launched its exhibit, spotlighting pioneering data and AI innovations crucial for organizations to limit their environmental impact and forge a more sustainable future. The launching, led by Mohamed Ali Al Khoori, Expo 2023 Doha's Secretary General, witnessed the presence of key figures like Harold "Lee" Brayman, Commercial Officer, and Srinivasa Murthy, Commercial Specialist from the Foreign Commercial Service, American Embassy Doha, alongside local media representatives.

Pioneering Tech for Environmental Solutions

Al Khoori emphasized the important role of technology in reshaping the agriculture and horticulture sectors, highlighting the collaboration with Microsoft as a gateway to introduce technology-driven agriculture to the global stage. Lana Khalaf, Microsoft Qatar's General Manager, echoed Microsoft's dedication to advancing climate initiatives in alignment with Qatar's National Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Khalaf highlighted Microsoft's commitment to collaborating with Qatari organizations, leveraging data and AI to drive informed decisions towards climate goals, fostering business growth, and innovation.

Cutting-Edge Solutions on Display

The Microsoft booth at Expo 2023 Doha showcases a wide selection of solutions such as Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, Emissions Impact Dashboards for Azure and M365, and Microsoft Sustainability Manager. Additionally, solutions from Microsoft partners including QMIC, Siemens, Techvista, Alight, Click2cloud, Bravent, TCS, and Accenture/Agerpoint are featured. These solutions encompass diverse aspects from renewable energy and vertical farming to carbon capture and climate monitoring, aiming to slash energy and water consumption, minimize physical footprints, and foster sustainable product designs.

Expo Details and Microsoft's Environmental Goals

Microsoft's latest AI sustainability innovations can be viewed at the Innovation Centre during Expo 2023 Doha, which will run until March 28, 2024. Microsoft remains steadfast in its commitment to achieving carbon negativity, water positivity, and zero waste by 2030, with plans to erase all emitted carbon since its inception by 2050, encompassing its global data center operations.

The company actively invests in renewable energy sources to power its data centers worldwide, resulting in Microsoft Cloud services being significantly more energy and carbon-efficient compared to traditional enterprise data centers.