Wed Feb 10 2021

Sustainable & Climate AI

LinkedIn Live

About the webinar

Protecting our environment is one of the biggest challenges we currently face. Artificial intelligence could play a big role in tackling this challenge - but at a cost. While it could give us the tools needed to raise awareness of the problems at hand and even help us manage our society in a way that is necessary to reduce climate change and other environmental challenges, it is essentially a double-edged sword. Current deep learning models are becoming more and more power-hungry and leave an ever-increasing carbon footprint.

For the Sustainable and Climate AI editions, Xomnia teams up with Mark Berger, a data scientist at Ministerie van Financiën, and Natasha Shroff, a data analyst at Adyen. They are currently setting up a community, called Aitopia, around the topics of sustainable, responsible, and ethical AI.

In this edition of our online webinar series, Angela Fan will talk about the technical side of things: how can we create more sustainable AI models without sacrificing too much. Angela is a PhD student at INRIA Nancy and Facebook AI Research Paris and is an active contributor and thinker in the field, as she recently co-organised the SustaiNLP workshop at the EMNLP 2020 conference.

Following Angela’s talk, Peter van de Putten and Jeroen van der Most will show us a more artistic way to approach the problem and raise awareness around climate change by letting the AI speak for itself

This session will also focus on the Q&A aspect, where we hope the audience will engage with the speakers and with each other on this important topic! Because of the rather informal manner of the session, interested people from all corners of the AI-, and IT world are welcome to watch the webinar.