Deepmind is using AI to tackle climate change in three ways, according to Sims Witherspoon, Deepmind’s head of climate action. First, AI can help understand climate change through better prediction and monitoring models. Second, AI can optimize current systems and existing infrastructure, such as improving energy efficiency in data centers. Finally, AI can accelerate breakthrough science, such as controlling plasma shapes in nuclear fusion reactors for carbon-free energy. However, challenges include access to climate-critical data and collaboration with domain experts. You can read the full interview with Witherspoon at WIRED.
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