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What is the Environmental Footprint of Artificial Intelligence?

Nov 15

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:15am

OECD, COP27 Virtual Pavilion. 15 Nov 2022. 16 - 17:15 CET. oecd-events.org/cop27

Presenter

Lee Tiedrich

Join the OECD's virtual pavilion for COP27 for a presentation of the report "Measuring the environmental impacts of AI compute and applications: the AI footprint", followed by a panel discussion between diverse stakeholders. ABOUT THE REPORT Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can help achieve sustainability goals but can also use massive computational resources, raising sustainability concerns. This report looks at how policy makers can better understand and react to the positive and negative environmental impacts of AI for the good of the planet. ** The report will be available 15 November, 2022 16:00 CET on this page. PANEL DISCUSSION This panel discussion explores these issues as presented in the report "Measuring the environmental impacts of AI compute and applications: the AI footprint". Informed by experts from the OECD.AI Expert Group on AI Compute and Climate and the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Responsible AI Working Group (RAI), the report examines existing measurement tools and critical challenges for quantifying the positive and negative environmental impacts of training and deploying AI models and applications. By creating and tracking AI-specific measures of compute, sharing best practices, and supporting new and innovative AI applications for fighting climate change, countries can ensure that AI is trained and deployed in the most sustainable way possible, while minimising negative impacts, for the good of the planet.