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PANEL 2 | AI and the transition to net-zero

A conversation between industry, government, and academia to think about the role that AI can play in supporting the transition to net-zero both here and abroad.

Date: 21 May 2024
: 3.10pm to 3.55pm
Location: SZLT, Cheng Kin Ku Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields 
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A conversation between industry, government, and academia will explore the role that AI can play in supporting the transition to net-zero here and abroad. We will try to go beyond individual examples of the many inspiring applications of “AI for the planet” and ask: do we have a more systematic and systemic understanding of where AI can ease the transition? Who has the capacity and motivation to apply AI to the transition to net-zero? How might policy encourage application of AI to net-zero challenges and diffusion of AI in energy and food systems?

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Panel details:

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Daniel Erasmus, Creator of ClimateGPT

Daniel conceived and built ClimateGPT in partnership with The Club of Rome as the world’s first foundational AI model on Climate Change, which launched in Davos 2024. This groundbreaking model was built on top of Erasmus.AI’s unique planetary-scale datasets, encompassing over 10 billion articles and 40 NLP engines including patented breakthroughs. 

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 Susanne Knorr, Head of Place Intelligence, Connected Kerb

Susanne is an experienced place maker, with a data science and business background. Her passion is evidence-based decision making, the use of AI and data ethics. As Head of Place Intelligence, she is responsible for Connected Kerb's spatial data strategy and its site selection models, enhancing Connected Kerb's decision making about planning, investing, and extending its EV charging network. Trained as a geographer, she worked many years in consulting, focusing on the intersection of data analytics and big infrastructure projects needed for the transformation to sustainability in the public and private sector. She won multiple awards, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and enjoys public speaking.

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 Sam Young, Practice Manager for Data Science and AI, Energy Systems Catapult

Sam is the Practice Manager for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at Energy Systems Catapult, a non-profit that accelerates innovation in the energy sector. He is focused on maximising the energy sector’s ability to use AI to accelerate Net Zero. His work ranges from cutting-edge research applying AI to specific energy problems to leading cross-sector initiatives to identify and remove barriers to the effective use of AI. He also helps run ADViCE (the AI for Decarbonisation Virtual Centre of Excellence), leading on decarbonisation challenge identification and data science sharing circles.

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ChairDr Marion Dumas, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Institute, LSE

Marion is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute. Her research interests encompass 1) green innovation, 2) the institutional processes underpinning decarbonisation, and 3) the interaction between reducing inequality and fighting climate change. Marion is an environmental economist and political economist, also trained as an environmental scientist, broadly interested in how to reform both economic policies and institutions to contend with planetary boundaries.