Technology to Climate's Rescue

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Some of the major names in AI research have chalked out a road map suggesting how ML can help save the planet and humanity from imminent peril.

FREMONT, CA: AI and ML are two tools in the climate-change-halting toolkit. The more AI and ML are utilized to comprehend the current reality, the better the chances to stall or even turn around the climate change trajectory. By predicting future weather happenings, AI can create new services to make a healthier world. Here are a few of the ways ML and AI are helping to tackle climate change.

1. Improvements in Predictions of the Electricity Need:

If the reliability on renewable energy resources is going to increase, we will require better ways of calculating how much energy will be needed. Algorithms that can forecast energy demand already exist, but they could be enhanced by considering local weather and climate patterns.

2. Discovery of New Materials:

Researchers need to build up materials that accumulate, yield and utilize energy more resourcefully, but the course of discovering new materials is usually slow and inaccurate. ML can speed up procedures by seeking, formulating, and assessing new structures of the desired properties.

3. Lower Barriers for Electric Vehicle Adoption:

Electric automobiles, a key policy for decarbonizing transport, face numerous adoption obstacles where ML could help. Algorithms can develop battery energy management to augment the mileage of each charge. They can also predict charging behavior to help grid operators meet and control their load.

4. Making of More Efficient Building:

Smart control systems can reduce a building’s energy utilization by reading weather forecasts, assessing occupancy, and ventilation conditions into account. By smart application, ML can regulate the cooling, heating, and lighting requirements in an indoor space. An intelligent building can also communicate unswervingly with the grid to lessen power consumption if there is a shortage of electricity supply at any time.

5. Optimization of Supply Chains:

By optimizing shipping routes, ML can diminish carbon emissions and inefficiencies in the supply chains of the fashion, food, and consumer goods sector. Enhanced predictions of supply and demand will considerably decrease transportation and production waste, while recommendations for low-carbon goods can promote more environmentally friendly consumption.