- India-based nonprofit Wadhwani AI has received a $3.3 million grant from Google.org.
- The grant is part of the AI for the Global Goals Impact Challenge, a $25 million initiative.
- The funding aims to scale Wadhwani AI’s technology for agriculture.
- The project aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Google Inc. is the sole investor in this grant stage.
Wadhwani AI, an India-based nonprofit organization specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), has secured a $3.3 million grant from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm. The grant is part of the AI for the Global Goals Impact Challenge, a $25 million initiative to support projects that leverage AI to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Advancing Global Goals
The AI for the Global Goals Impact Challenge aims to fund projects that use AI technology to positively impact society. Wadhwani AI’s project aligns with the UN SDGs, mainly focusing on sustainable agriculture. “This grant will enable us to scale our AI technology to help farmers and contribute to food security,” said a spokesperson from Wadhwani AI.
The grant amount of $3.3 million comes solely from Google Inc. and is categorized as a philanthropic grant rather than an investment. This funding will be instrumental in scaling Wadhwani AI’s agritech solutions, which aim to improve crop yields, reduce waste, and enhance sustainable farming practices.
AI in Agriculture
Wadhwani AI has been at the forefront of integrating AI into agriculture. Their technology helps farmers detect pests, optimize irrigation, and make data-driven decisions to improve productivity. The grant from Google.org will accelerate these initiatives, making advanced agritech solutions more accessible to farmers.
With this new funding, Wadhwani AI plans to expand its reach and develop more comprehensive solutions for the agriculture sector. “We are excited about the possibilities this grant opens up for us and are committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of farmers,” added the spokesperson.