What if AI could help us become ‘greener’?

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Publication Date November 2020
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While some argue that AI can potentially be useful or even indispensable in ‘green transitions’, important questions remain open. Should AI be only used in resolving different specific problems (for example, intelligent pollinating robots replacing a declining bee population) or should AI be employed in ‘governing’ the sustainability of complex socio-economic systems such as mobility, food, and energy? While the latter option is currently technically unattainable and may be ethically dubious, it marks the axis of a political debate about possible synergies between sustainability and AI.

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This EPRS At a Glance document is part of the series Scientific Foresight: What if?.

Source Link https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)656316
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