AI and Climate Change; The Promise, the Perils and Pillars for Action
AI and Climate Change: The Promise, the Perils and Pillars for Action – Branch
A global pandemic has shocked the world, leading to thousands of deaths, economic hardship and profound social disruption. While we worry about our immediate needs, we should remember that another crisis is looming: climate change. The lockdown made it clear that staying at home and slowing down the…
The paper provides pillars of action for the AI community, and includes a focus on climate justice where the author recommends that environmental impacts should not be externalised onto the most marginalised populations, and that the gains are not only captured by digitally mature countries in the global north. This will require centring front-line communities and enabling them to take ownership of their data and bottom up climate action plans.