AI for Sustainability: A Tool to Save Our Planet? April 13, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm EST
In this second event in the “AI Here and There” series, hosted jointly between the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Center for Responsible AI | NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the focus will be on planet earth.
AI is an integral part of our everyday lives. As such, it also plays a role in the mounting climate emergency. For example, training a single large natural language processing model can consume as much energy as a car over its entire lifetime. At the same time, AI can help mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. For example, by helping to understand complex weather patterns and climate systems to improve climate change projections. This second event of the four-part event series “AI Here and There” will focus on the question if AI can be a tool for sustainability that can help us save our planet. Perspectives from both Switzerland and the US will be brought to the table.
This event is part of the “AI Here and There: Transatlantic Dialogues on Artificial Intelligence, Society and Innovation” series which is organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Center for Responsible AI | NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and hosted by Mona Sloane.
Carrol Plummer, Co-Founder and CEO of Vivent
Fernando Perez-Cruz, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich and Chief Data Scientist at the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)
Eric Nost, Assistant Professor in Geography, Environment and Geomatics at University of Guelph
Venkatramani Balaji, Head of the Modeling Systems Division at Princeton University’s Cooperative Institute on Modeling the Earth System (CIMES), Associate Faculty the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI)
Host: Mona Sloane - Senior Research Scientist, NYU Center for Responsible AI