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Hey guys we are in a climate crisis, what’s up? Saying hi from my fam’ @peterneumann

National AI Policies and The Climate Crisis

Does National Planning for the Field of Artificial Intelligence Consider the Climate Crisis?

Greta Thunberg says we need a war effort to be able to turn things around towards a planet that can avert the absolute worst consequences of the climate crisis. Technology and development; racing towards the future; however does not have a great reputation when it comes to taking these concerns seriously. We can choose to follow the linear conception of ‘revolutions’ from (1) mechanisation and steam; (2) mass production and electricity; (3) electronic IT systems automation; (4) cyber physical systems.

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From the Salesforce blog retrieved on the 4th of November 2019
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Sustainability and Ecology in AI Security Domains

Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence held a conference on Ethics, Policy, and Governance. At this conference Jessica Cussins Newman was there showing a collection of how different countries’ prioritised different in their policies. within different AI Security Domains you can see the bottom right corner as sustainability and ecology.

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  • The production of digital devices is also unsustainable, as less than 16% of global e-waste is formally recycled.
  • The volume of e-waste is predicted to rise to 50 million metric tons or more every year.
  • In Asia, e-waste has increased in volume by approximately 63 percent since 2012.
  • The use of AI chips could exacerbate the need for electronic manufacturing, which is the most carbon-intensive phase of manufacturing.
  • Apple has made the transition to running its operations on 100 percent renewable energy, powering its data centers with numerous solar farms.

China, France, UK and India Has Policies Addressing Sustainability and Ecology

All following figures are from the Toward AI Security report and were retrieved the 4th of November 2019.

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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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