Drones & AI Help Combat San Francisco Bay’s Trash Problem
When data analytics startup Kinetica was seeking an innovative way to take out the trash, they turned to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run their data-intensive simulations.
While plastic is convenient, durable, and cheap, 50% of all plastics (about 150 million tons every year, worldwide) are used only once and then thrown away. Even for those who dutifully recycle our plastic water bottles and sandwich bags, we’re only tackling a small part of the problem. That’s because heavy winds and rain carry huge amounts of plastic waste along city streets and into the stormwater system, where it likely flows directly into creeks, rivers, bays, and eventually the ocean, with no treatment to filter out plastics.
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