AI for SDGs - How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges? 

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As global temperatures continue to rise, and as we witness the impact of climate change on water availability, weather patterns, and natural disasters, discussions about what can be done continue to heat up as well. And as computers get smarter, scientists, policymakers and business people look at new ways to enlist their help in environmental protection. This is why discussions on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can help to deal with climate change, to develop sustainable cities and to provide clean affordable energy are steadily intensifying.

Reflecting the fact that environmental issues affect the entire globe, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 and setting global targets for 2030, also include goals relating to environmental challenges. Five of the 17 SDGs call directly on humanity to actively prevent environmental degradation: providing clean and affordable energy (7), developing sustainable cities (11), combating climate change (13), using ocean and marine resources wisely (14), sustainably managing forests (15).

During the trilateral DWIH conference on October 24th – the United Nations Day – speakers from Germany, Japan and France will gather in Tokyo to share insights into the potential of AI to combat environmental challenges. Their topics range from sustainable land use and smart agriculture to smart cities and transport systems. The event is open to the public and targets experts from science, industry and policy-making backgrounds.

This conference is a follow-up of the “Artificial Intelligence – International Research and Applications: 1st Japanese-German-French DWIH Symposium” (Nov 2018), during which participants issued a joint statement on intensified collaboration in AI.

Language: English (Japanese interpretation available)
Registration will open in September.
We plan to have a livestream available.

– further information coming soon –

Event Information

October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

German Cultural Centre (OAG Haus), 7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Organizer: DWIH Tokyo, French Embassy to Japan