How might climate change affect our food supply?Working with the US Department of Agriculture, the Microsoft Azure for Research Award program is requesting proposals that tackle “food resilience,” one of several themes that make up the White House’s Climate Data Initiative. Proposals are due September 15.
We all know that food is one of the basic elements of survival. And yet the world is transitioning from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity, driven in part by population growth and rising affluence, as well as growing water shortages and the earth’s rising temperature. In response to this concern, Microsoft and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to address Food Resilience, one of the themes of the White House’s Climate Data Initiative.
In February, in a one-minute Super Bowl commercial, Microsoft and former NFL safety Steve Gleason showed the world how the Surface can empower us all.
As helpful as the technology in that commercial was, both Gleason and Microsoft knew it could be even better. This week we will team up again to make Surface more accessible and powerful as part of our company-wide hackathon, when 5,000 employees will combine their curiosity and passion to improve Microsoft products and platforms. It is part of //oneweek, which kicks off a year of innovation, cooperation, new priorities, and obsession over our customers.