CGI ITALIA S.R.L. (IT)
The artIficial iNtelligence for Food sEcuRity – INFER – Project aims to foster adoption of AI models for Earth Observation (EO) applications. Many initiatives have been recently launched by ESA to augment the availability of training data, to support new ideas through creation and management of challenges, and to incrementally adopt standards that facilitate interchange and reuse of resources. This project has to goal to focus on a more operational aspect, e.g. to enhance existing cloud-based processing oriented platforms (e.g. TEPs, DIAS and other initiatives) by adding AI specific capabilities. These capabilities include the possibility of performing the following:
We are proposing a simple and robust implementation approach, which is based on the FS-TEP. This platform is already listed in the services offered by the NOR. The platform will be enhanced with additional AI-related features and with an enhanced module supporting fine grained accounting to enable the required business models.
The consortium will be led by CGI, who has extensive expertise in developing and operating distributed EO-processing platforms and will integrate a set of tools developed during previous activities, including an ESA activity sponsored by the Open Call mechanism, during which a suite of AI-oriented tools were developed and demonstrated. The consortium will be complemented by 2 partners with solid expertise in EO and with a focus on the AI adoption, namely: