Two alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are among 12 finalists of the 2021 Better World Global Challenge.
The two who are the only Ghanaians among the finalists are Franklin Koomson Adjei, a KNUST alumni with a degree in Petroleum engineering and Cyndy Amesawu also with a degree in Actuarial science from KNUST.
The challenge gives students and early career data scientists across the globe the opportunity to use their data science skills to develop better management for world bushfires and make an impact.
Over 8,700 students and young professionals across the world participated in the Ernst and Young 2021 Better Working World Challenge to develop an automated fire-edge detection model which will help firefighters to make informed decisions in fire management.
This year’s challenge is geared towards saving lives and property as global temperatures continue surging, causing bushfires across the world. The fire-edge detection model will allow fire managers to warn the right people at the right time.
The finals of the challenge will be coming off on July 20, 2021. Interested people can watch the finals and awards program with the link: https://glsr.live/EYdatachallenge.