Eye on AI - March 25th, 2022
Welcome to Aigora's "Eye on AI" series, where we round up exciting news at the intersection of consumer science and artificial intelligence!
This week, we’ll be focusing on AI’s usefulness in sustainability. Enjoy!
The Many Ways AI Improves Sustainability
We’ll be honing in on the article “Sustainability applications for artificial intelligence” this week as we look to understand AI’s role in sustainability. To begin, it’s important to note how much of a driving factor AI has been in sustainability as a whole, and why it’s our best hope for a sustainable future.
“Given the world’s destabilized climate and unpredictable weather conditions, shifting our current energy system to a smart one centered on AI will result in a more resilient and flexible grid when unforeseen meteorological events occur,” writes professor Ong Yew Soon and Dr. Lim Keng Hut, two of A*STAR’s leading AI scientists and researchers. “Grid flexibility and resilience would also be required as the demand for electricity grows in booming digital economies in an increasingly connected world.”
Think of the innumerable ways AI has already benefited sustainability: precision farming improves crop yield with less land and with less water; protein-altering has created meat and dairy alternatives that reduce our dependence on CO2-heavy livestock; AI is being used to help building managers, retailers, shipping and logistics companies and others becoming more energy-efficient. And then, of course, there are renewables, particularly solar and wind, which many are calling our best hopes for a carbon-free energy future. All of it was made possible by AI.
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