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AI and Sustainability: the Two Sides of the Coin

by Richard Meckien - published Sep 25, 2023 03:50 PM - - last modified Sep 26, 2023 08:23 AM

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de Sep 29, 2023 - 10:00 AM
a Sep 29, 2023 - 12:00 PM

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be useful in promoting sustainability in many ways. It can facilitate predicting climate events, identifying human activities capable of harming forests and environmental preservation areas, and optimizing production processes, thus reducing their environmental impacts.

However, the development and application of AI models are not free from environmental consequences.

There are growing discussions, for instance, on the carbon footprint of training machine learning models and the impacts of extractive activities necessary for producing equipment linked to AI. The seminar will address these two sides of the relationship between AI and sustainability.

This event is part of the "Challenges and Opportunities in AI - Sectoral Perspectives" seminar cycle.

This initiative intends to create spaces for exchanges between researchers and representatives of the private sector so that we can reflect on regulatory solutions in favour of maximizing the benefits of AI and minimizing its risks.


Carlos Silva (Lead R&D Science, Pachama)
Gustavo Pinheiro (iCS)


Miriam Garcia (CDP Latin America)


Rodrigo Brandão (IEA-USP/ e Veridiana Cordeiro (IEA-USP)


Free and public event | No registration required
Online event | No attendance certification will be provided
The event will be held in English and there will be no simultaneous translation into Portuguese | Live transmission at


IEA Research Group on Innovation and Competitiveness


Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES)
Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
Brazilian Network Information Center (
Center for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI)