By Nav Dhunay
Mother Earth needs a break. From rainforest destruction to climate change to ocean acidification to air and water pollution, modern environmental threats are as numerous as they are serious. Yet with the clock ticking, humanity isn’t close to truly solving even one of these problems, yet alone to dealing with them all comprehensively and effectively.
The problem isn’t simply a lack of care; governments, organizations, and individuals across the globe are working hard to make impactful changes. And it’s also not that we don’t have the technology. Many devices and methods exist that could dramatically reduce if not eliminate our contributions to these environmental threats if we could adopt them on a large enough scale. Until we can do that, their benefits will be almost entirely theoretical.
Artificial intelligence may hold the key to finally enacting our sustainable aspirations. By gathering data on a large scale and using AI applications to interpret it, we can identify the most effective solution or set of solutions to each environmental issue. We can then apply those solutions strategically in order to deliver the most substantial, enduring improvements.
To better understand how AI can play a key role in sustainability, consider its potential to…
1. Enhance green energy