Earlier in the week I was watching a program on NHK TV about the utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to plan the disaster preparedness associated with urban flooding. Reminded me of an old post I wrote back in 2018, Save the Planet. More importantly, it made me think about the potential of AI assisting global disaster preparedness in our new world of coronavirus pandemics.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is rapidly becoming mainstream. The World Economic Forum at their recent annual meeting in Davos detailed innovative technological opportunities that would solve our planet’s threating environmental challenges. What will save the planet, AI or community?
Answer: Both, interconnected.
Detailed below is a short list of identifiable areas AI will impact according to the World Economic Forum’s report Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Earth:
– Management of future utilities, water and energy (e.g., renewables).
– Monitoring systems that will identify the illegal depletion of valuable resources (e.g., oceans, forests).
– Improved modeling/forecasting of weather and climate change that will eventually lead to better decision-making pre/post natural disasters.
It is clear, AI is poised to support a more energy efficient world, improve ecological conservation and confront climate change in real time. However, after all the data is crunched, I firmly believe the human factor, as in community will also be essential to save our planet. Back in 2017 I stated in two posts, Community and A Community Tale – “To build a better world, start in your community.”
Start participating in saving our vulnerable planet!