AI can help us fight climate change. But it has an energy problem, too

[ad_1] Data centres that store and process algorithms use a lot of energy but there is little discussion about their environmental impact. Credit: 123net/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help us fight climate change—but it also comes at a cost to the planet. To truly benefit from the technology’s climate […]

Climate change, trade woes reshape Frankfurt auto show

[ad_1] The Mercedes concept car “Vision Urbanatic” is photographed at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The IAA starts with two media days on Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown […]

Machine learning can help us predict landslides caused by climate change

[ad_1] Christoph Mertz, the principal project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, started taking pictures of the hills overlooking Pittsburgh’s West End on his smartphone. “Every day, for months, I was collecting images of these hillsides,” Mertz said. “I wanted to see if I could use these pictures as a way to predict the […]

We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

[ad_1] End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the Worldby Bryan Walsh Grow out your apocalypse beard and strap on your doomsday sandwich board, we’re all gonna die! Humanity has always lived on knife edge, our species perpetually one war, one plague, one eruption, one meteor strike away from extinction. But should our […]