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AI's Climate Forecast: Hope or Hype?

In this episode of 'What's Up in Waste,' we take a look into the relationship between AI and climate change.
AI's Climate Forecast: Hope or Hype?
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In this episode of 'What's Up in Waste,' we take a look into the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. AI, a technology that has rapidly integrated into various facets of our lives, is now playing a pivotal role in understanding and combating climate change. However, with its expanding influence comes the dilemma of balancing environmental impact with AI's carbon footprint.

Navigating the Future with AI

As AI continues to evolve, its role in climate action is becoming increasingly significant. This episode encourages listeners to consider both the promises and challenges of AI in the context of sustainability. As we move forward, the critical question remains: can AI be a sustainable ally in our quest for a greener future?

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AI's intersection with climate change is a dynamic and evolving field, offering both challenges and opportunities.

By staying informed and engaged, we can better navigate this complex landscape towards a more sustainable and hopeful future.


The research papers mentioned in this episode are below.

  1. Maas, O., Boulanger, J-P., & Thiria, S. (2000). Use of neural networks for predictions using time series: Illustration with the El NiΓ±o Southern oscillation phenomenon. Neurocomputing, 30(1-4), 53-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0925-2312(99)00142-3
  2. Strubell, E., Ganesh, A., & McCallum, A. (2019). Energy And Policy Considerations for Deep Learning in NLP. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1906.02243
  3. Rolnick, D., et al. (2022). Tackling Climate Change With Machine Learning. ACM Computing Surveys, 55(2), Article 42. https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3485128
  4. AI4Climate Action -AI for Climate Action: Technology Mechanism supports transformational climate solutions https://unfccc.int/news/ai-for-climate-action-technology-mechanism-supports-transformational-climate-solutions

Acknowledgement of Country
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