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AI and the Climate Crisis: a Collection of Texts

Gathering My Thoughts From Past Writing on Artificial Intelligence and the Climate Crisis

Since I am setting out on a journey to map out artificial intelligence in relation to the climate crisis I thought it might be good to go through a series of previous pieces that I have already written.

Summed up, in relation to AI and the climate crisis they are about:

  1. The carbon footprint of data storage.
  2. Escalation in security poses risks to the climate crisis.
  3. Mitigation and adoption measures.
  4. Interdisciplinary collaboration and collective action.
  5. AI strategies and how they address the climate crisis
  6. Change our mindset to keep ecology front-of-mind. One is about the carbon footprint of data storage
  7. Explainable AI (XAI) should prioritise explaining the emissions of applied .
  8. As well as suggesting further readings.

Both that the industry is responsible and that we could think more about the carbon footprint our digital solutions have in a variety of ways.

How an escalation in security poses risks to the climate in terms of energy intensive technologies with a large energy consumption, as well as (in)security.

I wrote about mitigation and adoption measures mainly based on the paper Tackling climate change with machine learning.

The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve the goals, as well as collective action:

A list of a few of the large AI strategies and how they address the climate crisis.

How we can change our mindset by considering philosophical direction that argues ecology and nature has an intrinsic value:

Climate risk when data centres that consume a large amount of water are built in areas that are water scarce:

How explainable AI (XAI) should prioritise explaining the emissions of applied AI:

The need for a multilateral strategies on these issues:

Emerging strategies for auditing artificial intelligence:

I have written of historic perspectives on technology in relation to the climate crisis and AI:

What kind of research initiatives that exists for AI and the climate crisis:

This is #500daysofAI and you are reading article 276. I am writing one new article about or related to artificial intelligence every day for 500 days. My current focus for 100 days 200–300 is national and international strategies for artificial intelligence. I have decided to spend the last 25 days of my AI strategy writing to focus on the climate crisis.

AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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