What if AI could help us become 'greener'?
What if AI could help us become 'greener'?
While some argue that AI can potentially be useful or even indispensable in ‘green transitions’, important questions remain open. Should AI be only used in resolving different specific problems (for example, intelligent pollinating robots replacing a declining bee population) or should AI be employed in ‘governing’ the sustainability of complex socio-economic systems such as mobility, food, and energy? While the latter option is currently technically unattainable and may be ethically dubious, it marks the axis of a political debate about possible synergies between sustainability and AI.
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication language:
English
Publication date:
2020-11
Publication URL:
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2020/656316/EPRS_ATA(2020)656316_EN.pdf
Institute:
European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA)
Country:
EU

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