Are AI and Sustainability Goals Compatible?

Agenda

  • 20 March 2024
  • 15:00 PM - 18:00 PM
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Co-hosted by American Friends of AvH, Campus OWL New York, the Johns Hopkins Science Diplomacy Hub, the German Embassy Washington DC, the German Center for Research and Innovation New York (DWIH), and the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America.

The profound impact of artificial intelligence on our society cannot be overstated. From communications and healthcare to transportation and entertainment, a significant portion of industries now rely on intelligent approaches to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and discover new market opportunities. However, the rapid advancement of AI technology also comes with challenges and concerns.

As AI becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives and critical systems, there is a pressing need for sustainable AI practices. These include the responsible and ethical development, deployment, and usage of AI that considers the long-term well-being of both society and the environment. Additionally, sustainable AI calls for the preservation of privacy and data security, as well as addressing the potential job displacement caused by automation.

With this event, we aimed to initiate long-term international exchange between research and industry to foster sustainable AI practices with the goal of ensuring that we can harness the benefits of this transformative technology while safeguarding against its unintended negative consequences, thus creating a better future for all.

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