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How Compute and the Climate Go Hand-in-Hand


An ecologist analyzes global warming data on a computer.

2022 has already proved that it will be a landmark one for climate change, and technology will be at the heart of the transition.

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Climate technologies such as solar panels, renewable projects, and clean hydrogen dominate coverage, but compute-focused solutions also have a key role to play. Data is critical to the success of all these projects, whether it is to drive their development or improve their efficiency.

Technologies that unlock and analyze data are set for massive growth. For example, there is a new focus on data-powered solutions that can monitor and track environmental impact, as well as the growing interest in robotics, AI, and the IoT. Data is also important for deep-science tools, such as clean hydrogen and carbon capture, and low- and no-carbon substitutes.

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