In the spring of 2021 GTEC partnered with Lunge Systems in developing an AI mediated application that GTEC used to deliver an online educational program about the electrification of transportation to two BC high schools. The program was called Gen Z Goes Electric.
In this excerpt Abhay reflects further about the applicability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to climate action. Climate AI is an emerging field with a few Canadian companies offering software to plan, track and positively improve any business’ environmental impact.
Most of the current AI work seems to be focused on manufacturing, construction, smart cities, disaster planning, and mitigation efforts, since that is what seems to have the most value-for-money. But with more funding available and climate events becoming more severe and frequent, we are likely to see AI being used to find the best way forward in other areas as well.
This could include:
- AI that enables companies to manage and improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets, and deliver on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments
- AI that helps governments implement their policy plans efficiently, track indicators, and monitor progress at different levels
- AI that guides civic society (individual users) to contribute not only through responsible consumption, but also through their work, investments, votes or any other actions they could take