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Mitigating climate change and preserving biodiversity: Several ways AI can be used to help the environment

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🗞️ Driving the news: Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are set to play a crucial role in mitigating climate change and preserving the environment, helping in areas like permafrost melting detection, food supply assurance, and greenhouse gas emission reduction

🔭 The context: AI is emerging as a critical instrument for the quick and effective processing and analysis of vast data sets
• Its application is expanding in diverse areas, including environmental preservation and climate change countermeasures

🌎 Why it matters for the planet: AI's potential to help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving ecosystems, and optimizing resource usage could significantly contribute to global environmental protection and climate change mitigation efforts

⏭️ What's next: Continuous advancements in AI technology are anticipated to broaden its applicability across various domains, an area being actively researched and explored

💬 One quote: "Artificial intelligence helps us to explore, explain and expand our knowledge of the universe" (Karen Panetta, professor at Tufts University's School of Engineering)

📈 One stat: A study published in Communications Earth & Environment in 2022 showed that the Arctic has warmed four times faster than the rest of the earth since 1979
• Google granted $5 million to the Woodwell Climate Research Center for the development of an AI-based open-access tool to track Arctic permafrost thaw in real-time

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