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.
A recently set up initiative is exploring new conceptual and practical approaches to building ethical AI systems - from indigenous perspectives. The work they’re doing is both fascinating and deeply important, and it’s also asking profound questions about the relationship between humanity, nature and technology.
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are working to make space technologies available for humanitarian aid. The aim of their "Data4Human" project: to provide aid workers with the information they need to make crucial decisions - as quickly and precisely as possible.
Dr. Tania is a smart farming app which uses a deep learning algorithm to help Indonesian farmers identify and treat crop disease and fight pests.
An international group of experts from science and industry has joined together under the name "Climate Change AI" to promote the use of machine learning to tackle the climate crisis. We spoke with their chairperson, Lynn Kaack.
How can we design AI-based systems so that they benefit the common good? RESET talked to Kristina Penner from AlgorithmWatch about algorithmic bias and the potential for AI to reproduce systemic inequalities - but also about transparency and civic participation.
With global biodiversity in crisis, conservationists around the world are devising more and more innovative ways to curb species loss. One of the latest initiatives is Wildlife Insights: a new tool that harnesses the power of AI to dramatically grow our knowledge about wildlife populations.
Amnesty International’s Decoders programme is tackling major large-scale investigations into human rights and environmental abuses - powered by thousands of digital volunteers around the world. RESET spoke to Amnesty Decoders manager Milena Marin to hear about the evolution of their ‘Decode Darfur’ project in Sudan, and how now they’re using AI to expand their reach.
Cleaning up plastic in the ocean requires first spotting it. New research suggests that a combination of AI and satellite technology could make the process easier, cheaper and more effective.
More and more data centres are being built around the world - and as they grow in size and number, so does their sizable carbon footprint. Artificial intelligence could provide a solution.