Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change 人工智能與氣候變化
With the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across society, it is important to understand in which ways AI may accelerate or impede climate progress, and how various stakeholders can guide those developments. On the one hand, AI can facilitate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies within a variety of sectors, such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, and disaster management. On the other hand, AI can also contribute to rising greenhouse gas emissions through applications that benefit high-emitting sectors or drive increases in consumer demand, as well as via energy use associated with AI itself. Here, we provide a brief overview of AI’s multi-faceted relationship with climate change, and recommend policy levers to align the use of AI with climate change mitigation and adaptation pathways.
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Table of contents
1. What is AI? 甚麽是人工智能？
2. Artificial intelligence and climate change 人工智能與氣候變化
- AI applications for climate change mitigation and adaptation 緩解及適應氣候變化的AI應用
- AI applications increasing emissions or with uncertain impact GHG 增加排放或帶來不確定影響的AI應用
- Energy use of Al AI的能源運用
3. Policy levers 槓桿型政策工具
4. Policy-relevant considerations 政策相關的考慮
5. Conclusion 結論
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