Any Kind Of Intelligence, Even Artificial
Climate Collapse: Is AI The Antidote?
Tom Vander Ark, August 19, 2019 (Forbes)
“…The climate crisis is biological, ecological and political. It’s at least catastrophic, if not existential…and it will take a portfolio of efforts to begin mitigating the impending disasters…[There are likely to be] four impacts of the climate crisis on education…[First, it will be the most dominant issue in the lives of young people…[and] monopolize the weather, the science, and—after it becomes painfully obvious to even the climate deniers—the politics of the next 30 years… 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change. However, four in five parents wish they did…[T]he climate collapse will become central to learning in science, math and social studies…[Second, the] global tilt toward populism and nationalism is…a political sugar rush,..
Education can help young people figure out who they are, what they are good at, what the world needs, and what they care about—and help them make their initial contribution…[Third, artificial intelligence] holds the promise of extraordinary benefits…[It can make] wind energy more predictable…[boost] grid and storage intelligence…[improve weather forecasts to get more value from New Energy…[and help landowners visualize the carbon mitigation potential of the land they manage…AI will help combat the climate crisis, but it won’t save us…[Fourth, educators must] teach young people the design skills to mitigate and adapt to the damage we’ve created…” click here for more