At the same time, AI systems have great potential to aid us in achieving climate goals. Artificial intelligence is already being used to make households more energy efficient through smart light switches and intelligent thermostats. AI has also been used to make progress in transportation in terms of safety and handling. The use of AI in solar energy storage is also conceivable. "You could name 10-20 other areas where AI technology can be used. Which one ends up being the most important one you’ll only know when you’ve tried it out. (...) There will be solutions, we just don't know what they look like yet," Williamson says.
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