Climate Conversations on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The National Academy of Sciences presents the virtual event “Climate Conversations: Artificial Intelligence,” a discussion about leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and technologies to advance climate solutions. During the webinar, panelists Priya Donti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma) discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the current and future role of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in climate solutions. From research and development over the past several decades, modeling complex climate systems is advancing high-performance computing. With the climate crisis upon us, understanding complex climate systems and leveraging big data for decision-making is now mission-critical. Accordingly, AI and ML are transforming computational problems and revealing new solutions to address the challenges of climate change.

About the Speakers

Priya Donti is an incoming Assistant Professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the co-founder and Executive Director of Climate Change AI (CCAI), a global nonprofit initiative to catalyze impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning. Her research focuses on machine learning for forecasting, optimization, and control in high-renewable power grids.

Amy McGovern is a professor in the School of Computer Science and in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Dr McGovern is also the director of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography. Her research focuses on developing and applying trustworthy AI and machine learning methods primarily for severe weather phenomena.

About the Series on Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to policy action on climate change.

© 2023 The National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

(Source: The National Academy of Sciences)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

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National Academies Presents Climate Conversations on Artificial Intelligence

National Academies Presents Climate Conversations on Artificial Intelligence

 

The National Academy of Sciences presents the virtual event “Climate Conversations: Artificial Intelligence,” a discussion about leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and technologies to advance climate solutions. During the webinar, panelists Priya Donti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma) discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the current and future role of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in climate solutions. From research and development over the past several decades, modeling complex climate systems is advancing high-performance computing. With the climate crisis upon us, understanding complex climate systems and leveraging big data for decision-making is now mission-critical. Accordingly, AI and ML are transforming computational problems and revealing new solutions to address the challenges of climate change.

About the Speakers

Priya Donti is an incoming Assistant Professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the co-founder and Executive Director of Climate Change AI (CCAI), a global nonprofit initiative to catalyze impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning. Her research focuses on machine learning for forecasting, optimization, and control in high-renewable power grids.

Amy McGovern is a professor in the School of Computer Science and in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Dr McGovern is also the director of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography. Her research focuses on developing and applying trustworthy AI and machine learning methods primarily for severe weather phenomena.

About the Series on Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to policy action on climate change.

© 2023 The National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

(Source: The National Academy of Sciences)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Digital Twins in Atmospheric, Climate, and Sustainability Science

Digital Twins in Atmospheric, Climate, and Sustainability Science

 

The National Academies hosts a workshop on the use of digital twins in atmospheric, climate, and sustainability science on February 1st and 2nd, 2023. Speakers and panelists include Mike Goodchild (University of California – Santa Barbara), Venkatramani Balaji (Schmidt Futures), Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma), Anima Anandkumar (California Institute of Technology), and many others, to discuss the definition of a digital twin and its applications.

An emerging technology with the potential to revolutionize atmospheric, climate, and sustainability science, digital twins can be used to create global-scale interactive models of Earth, and enhance climate and weather predictions. Further, Digital Twins in Atmospheric, Climate, and Sustainability Science focuses on key technical challenges for developing and utilizing digital twins, including issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data, and data assimilation.

(Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

© 2023 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Digital Twins, Machine Learning, and Big Data in Climate Science

The National Academies hosts a workshop on the use of digital twins in atmospheric, climate, and sustainability science on February 1st and 2nd, 2023. Speakers and panelists include Mike Goodchild (University of California – Santa Barbara), Venkatramani Balaji (Schmidt Futures), Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma), Anima Anandkumar (California Institute of Technology), and many others, to discuss the definition of a digital twin and its applications.

An emerging technology with the potential to revolutionize atmospheric, climate, and sustainability science, digital twins can be used to create global-scale interactive models of Earth, and enhance climate and weather predictions. Further, Digital Twins in Atmospheric, Climate, and Sustainability Science focuses on key technical challenges for developing and utilizing digital twins, including issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data, and data assimilation.

(Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

© 2023 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Advance Weather and Climate Models

By Simone Ulmer, Contributing writer, ETH Zurich

Continued from the previous news post: Weather and Climate Models Serve Destination Earth — Digital Twin of Earth…

Profiting from artificial intelligence

The authors also see great potential in artificial intelligence (AI). It can be used, for example, for data assimilation or the processing of observation data, the representation of uncertain physical processes in the models, and data compression. AI thus makes it possible to speed up the simulations and filter out the most important information from large amounts of data. Additionally, the researchers assume that the use of machine learning not only makes the calculations more efficient but also can help to describe the physical processes more accurately.

The scientists see their strategy paper as a starting point on the path to a digital twin of the Earth. Among the computer architectures available today and those expected in the near future, supercomputers based on graphics processing units (GPU) appear to be the most promising option. The researchers estimate that operating a digital twin at full scale would require a system with about 20,000 GPUs, consuming an estimated 20MW of power. For both economic and ecological reasons, such a computer should be operated at a location where CO2-​neutral generated electricity is available in sufficient quantities.

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