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Environmental impact and carbon cost of innovation: towards Green AI

By Dr. Alessandra Tosi on Mar 15, 2021 9:34:10 AM

AI has the potential to help us tackle the problems associated with climate change and the warming of our Earth. The closer we get to the precipice, the greater the urgency. This has helped fuel tremendous growth in AI projects throughout government and the public sector, where AI is being used to make more accurate climate change predictions or to intelligently power the infrastructure that could support lower emissions on a global scale. 

Amidst all this enthusiasm, the one thing often being left out of the conversation is the carbon cost of these compute-intensive solutions. At best, the adoption of AI might be slowed down because people hadn't adequately considered the cost (financial or environmental) of the solution required. At worst, it could accelerate the warming of our planet. 

This is why it is so important to develop a Green AI technology: a technology that takes into account energy-efficiency as an important evaluation metric.

Topics: 3 Pillars Ethical AI government Green AI
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AI In Government: Considerations for Ethics and Responsibility

By Nick Sherman on Mar 10, 2021 5:05:17 PM

Decisions made by governments and other public sector organisations affect the lives of large numbers of people in profound ways every day. If considerations for ethics and responsibility are not made during the processes for designing, building, and implementing a solution with AI, unintended and unanticipated far-reaching consequences can be felt.

Topics: 3 Pillars Ethical AI Important Problems government public sector Scotland

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