Tag: Environment

Unleashing creativity

Unleashing Creativity In Environmental Global Political Economy. Part 1.

Exploring Unconventional Solutions Within Current Political And Economic Structures. The environment is considered within International Political Economy (IPE) discourse from several different angles, taking into account the complexity of the climate emergency. IPE focuses on how political and economic theories and…

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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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4 Steps To Using AI In An Environmentally Responsible Way

Artificial Intelligence can sustain the environment by helping to reduce GHG emissions and optimize the use of natural resources. However, AI can have unintended consequences – such as by increasing demand and thus increasing carbon footprint. This four-step plan can ensure…

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An AI Software Able To Detect And Count Plastic Waste In The Ocean

It is both very clever and simple and you could use this same model for many image classification applications. FMMLs Odei Garcia-Garin et al. from the University of Barcelona have developed a deep learning-based algorithm able to detect and quantify floating…

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‘Early Bird’ Makes Training AI Greener

A new system called Early Bird makes training deep neural networks, a form of artificial intelligence, more energy efficient, researchers report. Deep neural networks (DNNs) are behind self-driving cars, intelligent assistants, facial recognition, and dozens more high-tech applications. Early Bird could…

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This Robot Could Help Plant 1 Trillion Trees

Conservationists say we need to plant one trillion trees to help slow climate change. Now a robot forester has been developed to help speed up reforestation. The robot is capable of planting a hectare of trees in under six hours. The…

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Machine Learning Could Improve Hurricane Prediction

Applying a machine learning technique to a group of possible storm paths could help meteorologists provide more accurate medium-term hurricane forecasts. This approach could also help them issue timely warnings to communities in the path of these potentially deadly storms, report…

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Counting Antarctic Penguins With AI

Antarctica’s penguin populations are at serious risk. According to a 2019 study from the British Antarctic Survey, the world’s largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and…

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How Quantum Computing Could Beat Climate Change

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…

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Using Artificial Intelligence To Avert ‘Environmental Catastrophe’

A new Centre at the University of Cambridge will develop artificial intelligence techniques to help address some of the biggest threats facing the planet.  Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Centre for Doctoral Training in Application of Artificial Intelligence to…

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