The AI for Climate Global Forum brings together experts from the fields of AI, conservation, disruptive technologies, economy, public policy and more, to explore and discuss the power of AI to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Climate Agenda.
DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2021
Join Constanza Gómez-Mont and Christopher Córdova, Co-founders of the AI for Climate initiative, and Lucía Tróchez Ardila, Global Forum Director on the opening of this global event.
AI for Biodiversity
Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most pressing challenges of our time, and they must be addressed together.
During the sessions that make up this track, you will hear some of the most innovative examples of the use of responsible and sophisticated AI techniques, Blockchain, NFTs, remote sensing, image analysis, and more, to preserve endangered species, crops and biodiversity, restore degraded ecosystems, and tackle biodiversity loss.
Leveraging ai for species monitoring and protection
Join Tanya Berger-Wölf, Topher White, and Susan Oh, for an exciting conversation where they present fantastic examples for the use of images analysis, bioacoustics, and NFTs, to protect and better understand biodiversity.
AI for science based decision-making to tackle biodiversity loss
Nils Hempelmann, Innovation Program Manager at the Open Geospatial Consortium, shares examples of the state-of-the-art machine learning methods, like face recognition for animals,
New technologies for ecosystem restoration
Join Clara Rowe, Jorge Rickards, and Katie Reytar, three experts in ecosystem restoration, that engange in a dynamic and insightful conversation about the present and future of the use of emerging technologies in this field; from the innovations in remote sensing, to social impact, and more.
Biodiversity and food systems
Join this enriching conversation between Dr. Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department; and Dr. Máximo Torero, Chief Economist at FAO. They share examples of the the newest computational and technological tools that can be applied for good in the agriculture sector, their potential impacts on society, and more.
AI for Water
We must accelerate efforts to preserve one of our most valuable resources: water.
In this track, you'll witness a pair of fantastic conversations about how the use of machine learning methods, bio-acoustics, climate modeling, and more; can accelerate the development of public policies focused on preserving the world's oceans and water reserves.
AI for resilient oceans
Join Rodolfo Lacy, Melissa Garvey, Kate Moran, and Francisco Quiroga. A group of experts that deepens on the applications of different AI methods to better understand the role of oceans in climate, to monitor marine mammals, and more. They tell us more about the economic benefits of protecting the oceans, the role of including and impacting coastal communities, and more.
AI for safe access to water
Join Nicolas St-Gelais, Rendani Mamphiswana, and Kate, three experts that share their knowledge in the field of urban water, public policy, the potential impacts of climate change our water reserves, and more.
AI for Net Zero
Net-zero targets seek to significantly decline the use of CO2, oil, and carbon, which can play a crucial role in limiting global warming to 1.5˚C,
In this track, you will listen to incredible ways in which AI methods are being applied in the energy and transportation sector to optimize the power grid, automotive emissions; and improve the renewables market.
Leveraging AI for clean energies and to mitigate GHG emissions
Join Priya Donti and Andrés Fernández for this exciting conversation about the technological, social, ethical, and environmental implications of AI systems' entire lice cycle for climate purposes, like reaching net-zero industries.
AI for Net-Zero Energy
Join Peter Clutton-Brock, Co-founder of the Centre for AI and Climate for this keynote, in which he shares his experience and trajectory in bringing all stakeholders together to discuss decision-making mechanisms to cut down emissions, halt deforestation, and more.
sustainable and intelligent mobility for a better tomorrow
Join Maya Ben-Dror and Aldo Pérez for an insightful conversation on the current impacts of the automotive sector, and the opportunities that the use of AI systems bring to promote a smarter and more sustainable sector, as well as the potential of urban planning in cutting down emissions.
AI for renewables
Join Nitasha Badhwar, Founder and CEO of Sunpower Renewables, in this special keynote about the potential and challenges of the use of AI systems to optimize the power grid and energy consumption, make the renewables market more profitable and attractive. And don't miss the showcase of an innovative technology for solar energy
AI for People
People and communities must be placed at the center of all conservation efforts. Especially when it comes to the use of emerging technologies, Big Data, AI systems, and more.
In this track you will learn more about the power of people in advancing climate action, innovation, financing, and conservation through the use of frontier technologies; as well as the ethical considerations that must be applied throughout AI systems life cycle.
Financing ethical AI for climate resilience
Join Chante Harris and Luis Rossano for a powerful conversation where they share incredible examples of the latest technologies that are addressing environmental challenges, and what kind of innovative and conscious business models we should be moving towards.
AI for the Sustainable Development Goals
Join Chantal Line-Carpentier, Clovis Freire, and María Pérez-Ortiz to witness the presentation of the latest UN's Technology and Innovation Report 2021, as well as a conversation between these fine experts that deepen on the impacts of AI systems on societies and in several SDGs.
Ethical AI and climate change: leaving no one behind
Join Gabriela Ramos, Clara Neppel, and Gemma Santana, three leading women in their fields, for a fantastic and insightful conversation about the potential impacts of both climate change and AI systems in different levels of society, and the actions that States and industries should follow to ensure the ethical design and deployment of AI systems throughout AI's entire lice cycle.
The future of conservation: Showcasing of Victoria AI
Join Constanza Gómez-Mont, Christopher Cordova, Luis Rossano, and Gold Hood to learn about the startup Victoria AI, which seeks to promote profitable conservation actions through the use of emerging technologies like blockchain, AI systems, and more, for everyone, worldwide.
AI for BIODIVERSITY MASTERCLASS
Access this masterclass about the technical uses of AI for Biodiversity Protection, created specially for this event by CRIM, the University of Sherbrooke, the University of Liége and the Mingan Island Cetacean Study.
Access the GitHub repository here! (The usable code for animal detection will be uploaded in a few weeks).
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