Artificial intelligence has become indispensable in our everyday lives, from digital voice assistants to facial recognition in smartphones and smart home devices. AI systems can also contribute to the fight against climate change - despite their high energy consumption. Prof. Ralf Herbrich, Head of HPI's "AI and Sustainability" research group, and Robert Williamson, Professor of "Foundations of Machine Learning Systems" at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, discuss exactly how this is possible.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already being used in many areas of the economy and society, whether in automotive engineering, retail, web navigation or road traffic. This key technology is becoming increasingly powerful and successfully opening up more and more application areas. AI can also make an essential contribution to the fight against climate change. But how does AI and energy conservation fit together when AI systems' application and energy consumption continue to increase? In a new episode of the HPI Science Podcast "Neuland", AI experts Prof. Ralf Herbrich, Managing Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute and head of the "AI and Sustainability" research group at HPI, and Robert Williamson, Professor of "Foundations of Machine Learning" at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, talk about the potential applications of AI in the fight against climate change and how AI can become more energy efficient.