Whether it’s in regard to global warming or another red alert, air pollution continues to dominate headlines globally. Yet, whilst the pollution problem is widely acknowledged and reported on, the scientific reality of air pollution can become obscured in conflicting information. Yann Boquillod, founder of AirVisual, will use big data to shed new light on the problem, whilst busting common myths about pollution along the way. He will also unveil ‘AirVisual Earth,’ a new way for visualizing air pollution, and discuss what these forecasting models and new innovations mean for the pollution climate around the world and the industry at large.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Yann Boquillod is the founder of AirVisual, a social enterprise using big data and artificial intelligence to bring a novel approach to tackling the air pollution problem. He is a parent and long-term resident in China, and decided to use his 19 years of experience working with big data in the tech industry, to address the air quality problem. AirVisual crunches over a billion data points daily to forecast air quality, and discover trends around the world. The AirVisual Node was released last year, an air quality monitor measuring both PM2.5 and CO2. Beyond China, AirVisual is using its monitors to contribute to the worldwide network of air pollution monitoring stations, helping raise awareness of air pollution globally.