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Can AI Save Humanity From Climate Change? That’s the Wrong Question

Eric James Beyer provides a nuanced analysis of AI’s role in addressing climate change for Interesting Engineering.

The C3 Take
  • Advancements in technology and AI have been crucial to emissions reduction efforts thus far.
  • AI is being used to power clean energy sources, batteries, and new climate models.
  • While AI has been important, it is not the only tool that we have for addressing climate change. To reduce risk we will need innovations from multiple sectors of the economy and principled investments in emerging technologies.

“’AI is a powerful tool, but climate action will require all the tools. The moral of the story for me is that it is important for people to think about how they can use the tools they have to make a difference on problems that they care about.’”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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