Essay: The promise of AI and Sustainability

The European Green Deal sets out a range of critical actions to address the climate crisis: A climate neutral continent by 2050, clean circular economy, transformations and innovation for public infrastructure, the energy sector, building efficiency and more. It also stipulates investments in “environmentally-friendly technologies” and economic growth that is decoupled from resource use.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often presented as a powerful solution to fuel this green transition. But is that true?

In the Spring Issue of the beautifully designed and edited Branch Magazine, I was invited by the Climate Action Tech network to re-publish a version of an earlier op-ed on the promise of AI to improve sustainability and the potential pitfalls that come with it; this time with a more particular focus on the European Union.

Read full piece here.

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