We are convinced that artificial intelligence has an essential role in forwarding sustainable development. Of course – let’s not be hypocrites – we like to make a few bucks along the way just like any other company. But why not use our AI expertise to make this world a better place at the same time? So we strongly support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Based on shared values and interests we connect and support people and organizations who want to achieve valuable results that last, explore possibilities and lead development. Here you will find some examples of our ‘AI 4 Good’ initiatives.
In March 2020 we have launched the initiative ‘Zo voel ik mij’ (That’s how I feel). Our team is doing this because everyone is currently overloaded with news, facts, opinions and – not to forget – a lot of nonsense about everything that has to do with corona.
That is not helpful and it certainly does not really make you any wiser … What we really want to know is how the people in our vicinity are doing. Not only if something is wrong, but also that they are just healthy and they are doing well. This is literally mapped out by the Bolesian team with service Zovoelikmij.nl. Make a positive impact based on people’s real feelings. That’s what this initiative is all about! Join in too! Go to zovoelikmij.nl, check in every day and tell how you are doing! We do that as well.
Bolesian is a partner of W4RA, the Web-alliance for Regreening in Africa. With Bolesian’s expertise in artificial intelligence we contribute to the W4RA’s mission to support farmer-managed regreening activities specifically by enhancing information, communication and knowledge sharing for rural development.
W4RA is an interdisciplinary network collaboration of scientists and professionals in information and computer sciences, informatics, software development, organization, business, and communication. It is hosted as an R&D and education program at the Network Institute of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Since its inception in 2009, W4RA has been inspired by the African Regreening Initiatives.
TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. People here live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. Trees provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment. TREE AID helps local African communities to plant and protect trees so they can improve their environment and enable economical growth, for now and for future generations.
For TREE AID student Jan Drabek has developed an AI application to analyze satellite images. Every 8 days satellite images are analyzed to detect deforestation. The app enables analysts to automatically count trees within a polygon area. If anomalies are detected, TREE AID can take action.
Art makes the world a better and more beautiful place to live in. Art challenges the imagination of what is possible. Art encourages to be creative and come up with solutions that lay beyond the known boundaries. Creativity is what we need to solve the major current issues existing today. That is why Bolesian supports the Metropole Orchestra, the world’s leading pop & jazz orchestra. It is also the largest pop & jazz orchestra in the world. By the craftsmanship of its musicians The Metropole Orchestra excels in improvisation and adaptation.
Together with our business partner 2 Cool Monkeys we support the Metropole Orchestra by providing expertise in the field of app development, knowledge based solutions and AI.