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How Artificial Intelligence Can Tackle Climate Change

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Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the planet. It will need every solution possible, including technology like artificial intelligence.

Seeing a chance to help the cause, some of the biggest names in AI and machine learning recently presented a paper, "Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning," at ICML 2019, the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning. The paper was a "call to arms" to bring researchers together, said David Rolnick, a University of Pennsylvania postdoctoral student and one of the authors.

The paper offers up 13 areas where machine learning can be deployed, including energy production, CO2 removal, education, solar geoengineering, and finance. Despite the potential, Rolnick points out that AI can't solve everything, though it is bringing new insights into the problem.

From National Geographic
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