Climate change and artificial intelligence Berlin Brandenburg
Climate change and the digital transformation are twenty-first century megatrends and their further evolution will have a decisive impact on the future of humankind. Climate change will determine the quality of life on our planet as digital technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning shape how we work and live. Felix Creutzig coordinates scientific exchange on artificial intelligence and climate change in Berlin Brandenburg in the context of the Climate Change Center.
AI and climate change intersect in multiple specific contexts. The governance of AI – including issues related to data ownership and access to computing resources – will shape long-term greenhouse gas emissions. Machine learning provides new tools for exploring climate solutions encompassing both cross-sectoral decarbonization options and the evaluation of climate adaptation solutions.
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Deep learning algorithms can perform sophisticated analyses of large and complex datasets and machine learning methods can also be applied to literature to systematize knowledge. Machine learning will remain important for climate modeling geared to understanding the dynamic systems of planet Earth and discerning which extreme weather events are attributable to climate change – knowledge that is key for climate action. Finally, AI and computers also have a carbon footprint of their own that must be considered.
Eminent scholars carrying out research in the areas of intersection between climate change and AI work in multiple institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Leading worldwide specialists with broad and deep expertise in AI work together at the Berlin Institute for Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Climate research in Berlin and Brandenburg is also widely recognized globally. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin are beacons among a host of contributing researchers and centers at a wide variety of institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg.
We provide a point of intersection between the artificial intelligence and climate change communities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, offer joint workshops, develop strategies together and establish new collaborations.