Saumya Soni

Innovation in Nanotechnology for Water Purification — Earth Day 2021 Blog!
Innovation in Nanotechnology for Water Purification — Earth Day 2021 Blog!

It is no secret that climate change and population growth both are controversial and increasing problems today as we see these affecting global water, land, and air pollution and much more. Therefore, it is critical that we invent innovative technologies to maintain, and possibly increase, the supply of clean drinking water and reduce global water pollution. Since water is a necessity for all living things on Earth, we must level up to this growing demand for clean water. By 2020, 2/3 of the population in the world are predicted to live in water-scarce conditions (or places with a…


Saumya Soni

Earth Day is all about appreciating our planet which has nurtured us with abundant resources and paying back the care and health. Today on this special day, let me share with you an exciting initiative which I have contributed to.

I, Saumya, cofounded the Environmental Club at Eastside Preparatory School to create a positive impact on the environment. In this club, I along with other students (including Luci Johnston and Krithika Gopalakrishnan who are also part of the nonprofit aiforenvironment.org) created the Carbon Neutral Initiative. Every year, our high school provides spring trips locally and internationally. Obviously, these…


Saumya Soni

The Journey of building a Bird Recognition App using Custom Vision AI, Power BI, and Power Apps
The Journey of building a Bird Recognition App using Custom Vision AI, Power BI, and Power Apps

Let’s go behind the scenes to look at the journey of how we were able to create a bird recognition application using different tools.

In my first blog, ‘Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI’, we looked at the intriguing behaviors and attributes of birds using Power BI. This inspired me to create an ‘AI for birds’ web app’ using Azure Custom Vision along with a phone app using Power Apps and an iPhone / Android platform that could identify a bird in real-time. …


Saumya Soni

Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI
Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI

Learn how to create a bird recognition app using Custom Vision AI and Power BI for application to track the effect of climate change on bird populations.

Imagine a world without birds: the ecosystem would fall apart, bug populations would skyrocket, erosion would be catastrophic, crops would be torn down by insects, and so many other damages. Did you know that 1,200 species are facing extinction over the next century, and many more are suffering from severe habitat loss? (source).

Birds are fascinating and beautiful creatures who keep the ecosystem organized and balanced. …

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