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Climate Change


  A new study from researchers at MIT uncovers the kinds of infrastructure improvements that would make the biggest difference in increasing the number of electric cars on the road, a key step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The researchers found that installing charging stations on residential streets, rather than just in central …

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-processing artificial intelligence, the type used in Google Search and other text analysis products. Among the risks is the large carbon footprint of developing …

Climate change and food waste are among the most pressing issues facing the world today and businesses have a fundamental role to play in tackling them. A recent survey on emerging technology trends by GlobalData reveals that while most executives believe their companies are ready for “digital disruption”, one of the  least prepared industries is …

Big data can help scientists chart not only the degradation of the environment but also help achieve sustainability, according to a new paper. Lead author Rebecca Runting from the University of Melbourne’s School of Geography says that while we currently have an unprecedented ability to generate, store, access, and analyze data about the environment, these …

Advances in quantum computing could help us simulate large complex molecules. These simulations could uncover new catalysts for carbon capture that are cheaper and more efficient than current models. We can currently simulate small molecules up to a few dozen qubits but need to scale this to the order of 1 million. Imagine being able …

TF Dev Summit ‘19 | Exascale Deep Learning for Climate Analytics Climate change will have fundamental socio-economic impact and it is imperative for us to understand it better. This talk will show how TensorFlow was utilized on the world’s fastest supercomputer in order to extract pixel level segmentation masks of extreme weather phenomena in climate …

AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges. It can improve healthcare, protect elephants from poachers, and work out how broadband should be distributed. But it could be most valuable as a range of applications helping humanity fight our biggest threat – climate change. AI can strengthen climate predictions, enable smarter decision-making …

PyCon 2019 | Fighting Climate Change with Python Speaker: Matthew Gordon   Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a 60 times more powerful climate change agent than carbon dioxide. Current technologies for finding methane leaks in oil and gas infrastructure rely on driving well to well with a handheld camera. At Kairos Aerospace, …