Earth observation data from satellites is now available to everyone through the Internet. AI technologies have penetrated in the world-wide owing to open source software. GLODAL is established for creating a future where business and employment opportunities are accessible to everyone by utilizing the AI resources and space infrastructure. GLODAL stands for “Global Data Lancers” and represents the wish to develop youth careers like a lancer through projects, and to grow to be valuable in the human resources market of data science and engineering, which is recently getting beyond boarders.
The founder, Dr. Miyazaki was working as a researcher and faculty member at the University of Tokyo since 2011, while seconded to the Asian Development Bank (2012-2015), where he dedicated for promoting applications of earth observation data and geospatial information technology in international cooperation projects. He has also been seconded to the Asian Institute of Technology (2016-2021) as a visiting faculty member to teach Asian students about the importance of Earth observation data in international collaborative projects.
Through these experiences, he has come to realize the high potential of Asian youth and hypothesizes that the world’s development is lagging behind and inequality continues to widen due to inadequate opportunities for them.
GLODAL has structured projects to enable Asian youths to participate in AI projects, and has promoted capacity building through on-the-job training. Furthermore, by hiring young people in Asia, we are lowering the barriers to AI projects with less costs and extending opportunities for all businesses to benefit from data and AI. As a founding member of the Space Service Innovation Lab (SSIL) established in May 2021, we are collaborating with advanced technology venture companies and playing a part in promoting innovation in space utilization. Data, AI, and space utilization now now accessible to everyone, and GLODAL will support the growth of all businesses through data, AI, and space utilization.