How LA NACION used AI to map the status of solar farms in Argentina
The European Data Portal (EDP) team is collaborating with the Support Centre for Data Sharing (SCDS) team in organising a series of Data Talks, held every fortnight on topics related to open data and data sharing. Everyone can join these discussions, free of charge.
Tomorrow, on Wednesday 19 August at 13:00 CEST, the team will host a new Data Talks session titled “AI and Journalism” that will discuss how AI was used to map the status of solar farms in Argentina.
Early this year, the daily LA NACION experimented with new technologies to improve news reporting in Argentina. Driven by climate change concerns, there has been significant growth in the renewable energy industry worldwide. In early 2016, the former president Mauricio Macri launched an ambitious program called RenovAr, which promised to take advantage of the country’s abundant clean energy resources by promoting private renewable energy generation via an auction. LA NACION decided to check the status of these solar farms by testing and applying new machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, in news production.
We will have an open conversation with two representatives that worked on this project: Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos and Florencia Coelho. Data Talks will be hosted on Zoom, shared on the EDP and promoted through our social media channels. Join the session to learn more, and we look forward to seeing you there!