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Wednesday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
(REF 28082) The intersection of climate change and machine learning

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being leveraged as tools to help society in mitigating and adapting to climate change, from smarter electrical grids to better land cover maps. However, there are significant bottlenecks holding back AI-for-climate applications, such as data availability and capacity in relevant organizations. There are also important considerations to ensure such AI systems are developed equitably and responsibly. In this event, we will explore opportunities and challenges in the AI-for-climate space and how policymakers can enable impactful work across the public and private sectors. We will also consider ways that AI is contributing to climate change, and how to better align the use of AI overall with climate goals.

Moderator
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David Rolnick

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, McGill University
David Rolnick is an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and at Mila Quebec AI Institute. He is a Co-founder and Chair of Climate Change AI and serves as Scientific Co-director of Sustainability in the Digital Age. Dr... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Nakalembe

Associate Research Professor of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
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Lynn Kaack

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School
Lynn Kaack is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research and teaching focuses on methods from statistics and machine learning to inform climate mitigation policy across the energy sector, and on climate-related AI policy. She is a... Read More →
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Angel Hsu

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Environment, Energy and Ecology, University of North Carolina
Angel Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Environment, Ecology and Energy at UNC-Chapel Hill and Founder/Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues... Read More →
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Peter Dueben

Head of Earth System Modelling, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
Peter is the Head of the Earth System Modelling Section at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Previously, he was the AI and Machine Learning Coordinator at ECMWF, holding a University Research Fellowship of the Royal Society. Naturally, Peter's research... Read More →

Conveners
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Mathilde Brillu

International Partnerships Officer, Mitacs
Mathilde Brillu is an International Partnerships Officer at Mitacs. Mathilde engages with governments and academic institutions across Canada and in partner countries to support research collaborations.  Mathilde holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from McGill... Read More →
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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Online
  Data / AI, Climate change