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Could Blockchain And AI Help Prevent Deforestation?

Jamie Hailstone writes in Forbes on how blockchain and AI are helping to prevent deforestation.

The C3 Take
  • One source of deforestation in the United States is wildfires that are sparked from faulty transmission lines.
  • Gridware is one company that is implementing artificial intelligence to monitor power lines to spot potential problems before they happen.
  • As world leaders establish funding to combat deforestation, technological solutions and AI will play a pivotal role in maintaining healthy forests and combating climate change.

“It would be impossible to physically police the world’s forests, which are vital to the planet’s wellbeing. If applications like blockchain and AI can help, and in some cases prevent further damage from being done then that is no bad thing. As ironic as it sounds, the future of the world’s eco-system is in technology’s hands.”

Read the full article here.

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