Category: Environment


Nature Already Inspired A.I. Than Most Realise

Nature offers many valuable insights and inspirations for understanding AI and developing new algorithms and techniques. Here are some of the key lessons learned from nature are the following. Adaptability: Living organisms are highly adaptable to changing environments, a quality that…

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Saving The Desert With AI And Drones

A team of wildlife conservationists — with the help of Intel — are scouring the desert floor in Scottsdale, Arizona, to eliminate an environmental threat called buffelgrass. ​In a 30,000-acre wilderness desert preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona, drones occasionally fly overhead to…

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9 Ways AI Can Interact With Culture

Since 2018, Google Arts & Culture Lab has been exploring the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in an artistic and cultural context. Both as a tool and a collaborator, AI — like other emerging and revolutionizing technologies…

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Earth Likely To Cross Critical Climate Thresholds Even If Emissions Decline, Stanford Study Finds

A new study has found that emission goals designed to achieve the world’s most ambitious climate target – 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – may in fact be required to avoid more extreme climate change of 2 degrees Celsius. Already,…

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Climate Change

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Prepare For Climate Adaptation

Over the next few decades, climate change is poised to be a major business disruptor, with the potential financial impact of climate change being estimated to range in the trillions of dollars for the U.S. economy alone. To adapt to this…

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Developing Countries Are Being Left Behind In The AI Race – And That’s A Problem For All Of Us

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than just a buzzword nowadays. It powers facial recognition in smartphones and computers, translation between foreign languages, systems which filter spam emails and identify toxic content on social media, and can even detect cancerous tumours….

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ABB Secures $30A Million Order For Satellite Imaging Technology Helping Detect Environmental Changes In Near Real-Time

ABB has been awarded a contract worth around $30 million by the Canadian data and analytics company EarthDaily Analytics Corp. (EDA) to develop and manufacture next-generation multispectral imaging systems to be placed on 10 satellites (including an in-orbit spare) that will…

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ABB Announces Formula E Climate Initiatives At COP26

As part of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, ABB is today announcing the ABB Formula E Climate Initiatives, which will underline the global technology leader’s commitment to raising the profile of issues relating…

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SAP Accelerates Its Move To An Emission-Free Car Fleet, Doubling Down On Sustainability Efforts

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that starting in 2025, all new vehicles ordered as company cars will be emission free.* Making a fleet of 27,000 cars more carbon neutral will move SAP closer to its own ambitious climate targets and complements the…

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Satellites May Have Underestimated Warming In The Lower Atmosphere

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientists and collaborators shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. The research appears…

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