An Essay On Applied Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Cities

500 days of Artificial Intelligence #2

I am challenging myself to write and think about the topic of artificial intelligence for the next 500 days with the #500daysofAI.

On sustainability

Human history is characterised by the increased success of some societies followed by crises that were either resolved, producing sustainability, or not, leading to decline. We will start our short explanation in our current geological age, the Anthropocene, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

On cities

“Future cities will be like a human brain where layers of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things will be incorporated into our infrastructures.”
-Innovate UK

Applied AI to make cities more sustainable

On that note let us think of the field of AI with its range of products as a new infrastructural investment. It is said that 40% of the companies that claim to move into this direction has not done so yet, however brands themselves with AI. It is not strange because they may attract up to 15–50% more funding.

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