The Cambridge ELLIS Unit Seminar Series holds talks by leading researchers in the area of machine learning and AI. Our next speaker will be Dr. Maria Perez-Ortiz. Details of her talk can be found below.
Title: “Towards Planet-centered Artificial Intelligence”
Abstract: Could technological advances impact our chances of ensuring a sustainable future? The intersection of technology-sustainability is crucial to understand, specially as disruptive technologies, such as AI, accelerate global and anthropogenic change at an unprecedented pace and without a clear unified agenda. In this talk I present planet-centered AI, which aims to put our social and environmental ecosystems at the epicentre of development. This is the core tenet of our new MSc at UCL on AI for Sustainable Development, where we educate engineers on AI, but at the same time also environmental risks, social welfare issues, ethics, and much more. Planet-centered AI puts the focus on building more responsible AI, and aligning its development with our most pressing international agendas. Planet-centered means making AI sustainable, by enabling it to be more participatory and green. Along with presenting this ever-evolving framework in the talk, I will discuss my research in each of these lines: from building responsible AI, to deploying AI for sustainability challenges, to leveraging simulation intelligence for Earth governance.