Tackling Sustainability Through the AI Lifecycle

27 June @ 9:00 am10:30 am EDT
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Event Series Event Series: AI and Sustainability

Date and Time: Thursday 27 June I 15:00-16:30 CEST I 9:00 – 10:30 ET

The “Tackling Sustainability Through the AI Lifecycle” webinar is part of the new IEEE Technology Center for Climate (ITCC) series on “AI and Sustainability.” Organized by ITCC in collaboration with the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence’s (GPAI) RAISE project and supported by Centre d’expertise international de Montréal en Intelligence artificielle (CEIMIA), the event will explore sustainable AI systems from a lifecycle perspective, focusing on design, software optimization, and other critical components.

While AI can be employed to tackle climate-related global challenges, it also has its own environmental footprint throughout its lifecycle, from the development of AI systems through its deployment and use. Considering this, it is critical to discuss how to move towards a sustainable AI in order to preserve natural resources, meet climate goals and comply with emerging regulations.

This webinar will bring at the table panelists representing different AI ecosystem stakeholders, including industry, policy makers and academia, to address current realities, good practices, challenges and suggestions on how to take environmental considerations into account from the design to deployment of AI.

Through these contributions the webinar intends to support the identification of gaps and needs in the sustainable AI space, while bringing together the global community working in the sustainable AI ecosystem and preparing the ground to address identified challenges.

The webinar series on “AI and Sustainability” is a follow up to the earlier series organized in cooperation with Reuters Events: “Empowering the Green Tech Revolution.”

Speakers and moderator

Tom Coughlin, 2024 IEEE President and CEO (Moderator)
Arti GargArti Garg, Head of Technology Strategy & Evaluation and Senior Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Johannes KirnbergerJohannes Kirnberger, Policy Advisor, AI & Sustainability, OECD. Member of the OECD Expert Group on AI Compute and Climate
Lee TiedrichLee Tiedrich, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Law & Responsible Technology and Executive in Residence, Duke University, Member of OECD and GPAI AI Expert Groups, and Co-Lead of GPAI Project RAISE and IP Committees; Senior Adviser for the International Scientific Report on Advanced AI Safety, funded by the UK government following the Bletchley Park Summit and led by Yoshua Bengio. Full biography.

About the Webinar Series on AI and Sustainability

The “AI and Sustainability” webinar series is a continuation of our previous collaboration with Reuters Events on “Empowering the Green Tech Revolution.” The series explores how sustainable AI is essential to harness the benefits of technologies like generative AI while safeguarding our environment and finite resources.

About the organizers

The IEEE Technology Center for Climate supports partnerships with leading institutions to advance pragmatic technical approaches and solutions to climate change. The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is an international initiative established to guide the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence in a manner that respects human rights and the shared democratic values of its members. Centre d’expertise international de Montréal en Intelligence artificielle (CEIMIA) is an organization contributing to the development and implementation of high-impact projects in responsible artificial intelligence.


27 June
9:00 am – 10:30 am EDT
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