With artificial intelligence’s (AI) undeniable rise in use and popularity, it will be applied to myriad industries and will be leveraged for a variety of causes – one being environmental sustainability. As the field of AI continues to prosper, companies with massive ecological impressions can leverage the field’s power to make impactful changes to the world as we know it. This interesting news came to us from Yahoo Finance in their article, “How AI and the Latest Technologies Can Accelerate Progress on Sustainability Goals.”

According to recent UN report, energy efficiency needs to speed up to achieve global climate goals. Not only is energy consumption a contributor to climate change if not procured from a renewable source, it’s also becoming increasingly expensive to source and consume energy. Technology companies, which have a hand in designing the infrastructure that powers our global economy, are in a position to help.

AI can apply powerful predictive capabilities and intelligent grid systems to manage the supply and demand of renewable energy. For example, more accurate weather forecasts can optimize efficiency and cut costs and unnecessary carbon pollution generation. It can also improve energy storage, efficiency and load management.

Emerging technologies are in a position to actually make significant impacts on saving planet Earth. Understanding the technology will be key. Explainable AI allows users to comprehend and trust the results and output created by machine learning algorithms.

Melody K. Smith

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