2021 GLOBAL FORUM
AI FOR WATER
Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most pressing challenges of our time, and they must be addressed together.
The use of Artificial Intelligence for species tracking, monitoring, and identification is a powerful way to better understand ecological processes, and thus, accelerate effective conservation, and restoration efforts in priority ecosystems.
We must accelerate efforts to preserve one of our moust valuable resources: water.
The use of AI can power intelligent and more efficient water usage to optimize resource use, as well as increase the potential to ensure safe access to clean water where it is needed the most. Also, the use of AI systems can help us address issues related to the large-scale impact that climate change on our oceans.
Our current electricity grids, transportation systems, and agricultural activities, powered by fossil fuels, prevent us from cutting greenhouse gas emissions, main drivers of global warming.
The use of AI systems for data-driven decarbonization strategies can be implemented in many ways to boost a clean energetic transition, sustainable trnasportation systems, and loe-carbon agriculture.
People and communities must be put at the center of the conversation on the use of AI for social and environmental good.
In this thematic track, we will focus on the ethical considerations that should govern all design, deployment, monitoring, and evaluation of AI techniques focused on accelerating climate action, while leaving no one behind.
AI FOR BIODIVERSITY
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.
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.
Nils Hempelmann, Innovation Program Manager at the Open Geospatial Consortium, shares examples of state-of-the-art machine learning methods, like face recognition for animals.
Join Clara Rowe, Jorge Rickards, and Katie Reytar, three experts in ecosystem restoration, that engage in a dynamic and insightful conversation about the present and future 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 newest computational and technological tools that can be applied for good in the agriculture sector, their potential impacts on society, and more.
AI for science based decision-making to tackle biodiversity loss
New technologies for ecosystem restoration
AI FOR WATER
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, 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 on our water reserves, and more.
AI FOR NET-ZERO
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 brings 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, making the renewables market more profitable and attractive. And don't miss the showcase of innovative technology for solar energy
AI FOR PEOPLE
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 life 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).