Artificial Intelligence – Can Computing Power Save Our Planet?

 

Artificial intelligence has long since solved complex tasks and made our everyday lives easier. But do intelligent computer programmes also provide new solutions for environmental and climate protection? Here we set out to find answers to these questions.

Revolutionising Reforestation: How AI-backed Funding is Combatting ‘Phantom’ Carbon Offsets

Recent investigations have revealed that over 90% of rainforest offset credits are likely illegitimate. Could AI be offering a solution?

Climate Interactive / MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

This Climate Simulator Could Show Us How Policies Impact Our Planet

Is it too late for us to turn the tide on greenhouse emissions? This climate simulator predicts our climate outcomes - and it's enlightening.

Using Half the Water, This Robot Gardens Just as Well as Humans

In a recent experiment conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley, a robot gardener performed just as well as its human counterpart while using significantly less water.

Bits & Bäume

Sustainable Digitisation In Action: 28 Contributions From Bits & Bäume

How can society become sustainably digital? This is the subject of the recently-published book 'Shaping Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society'.

HIIG

Rainforest Protection With Digital Solutions: “Digitalisation Makes Developments Visible So That They Can No Longer Be Negated”

We spoke to Stephan Bohn from the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) about the extent to which digital tools and platforms have an impact on rainforest protection in Indonesia.

ChatGPT: Why Language Models Absolutely Must Become More Energy Efficient

AI chatbot ChatGPT reached more users than Instagram or TikTok in the days after its launch. However, nobody is speaking about the vast quantities of energy required to develop and host the systems.

Meet the Companies Using Machine Learning to Boost Their Social Impact

Machine Learning has been on everyone’s lips for a while now. A constant fixture in tech circles in recent years, this field of AI is booming with new applications within a variety of industries. But, could Machine Learning be gearing up to help with social causes, too?

Can ChatGPT Solve Our Climate Questions? We Put It to the Test

While ChatGPT’s understanding of climate change is broadly accurate, it is prone to making mistakes that reflect larger societal misunderstandings of the issue.

How AI Could Drastically Drive Down the Trucking Sector’s Accelerating Environmental Impact

The trucking sector is relatively low-hanging fruit when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Here's how AI and other technologies are seeking to revolutionise it.