Artificial Intelligence: What Are the Environmental Challenges and Opportunities?

In addition to some exciting climate solutions, AI has the potential to create environmental problems and inhibit climate progress.

Source: Geralt

Artificial intelligence is most often discussed in the environmental world as a sustainability solution capturing invasive starfish and detecting the sound of illegal loggers. But in addition to these exciting developments, AI has the potential to cause environmental problems and inhibit environmental progress. Today, we discuss a few of the many challenges AI poses for the environment, and consider where to go from here to make AI more of an environmental good and less of an environmental bad. With special guest Dr. Peter Dauvergne: Professor of International Relations at the University of British Columbia and author of AI in the Wild: Sustainability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

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