Do great minds think alike? #2 Confronting the human cost of climate change

Learn more Add to Calendar 12/01/2021 01:30 PM 12/01/2021 03:00 PM Europe/London Do great minds think alike? #2 Confronting the human cost of climate change Location of the event
Wednesday 01 Dec 2021
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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This December, join us for our second instalment in the Turing's first international event series, connecting experts across borders to tackle the big questions in AI. In this virtual event series, we will explore how AI can transcend boundaries to help solve some of the greatest problems facing society today.

We celebrate the fact that many of the most pressing questions about the potential and risks of AI have not been settled and that even the experts have different perspectives. Hear from world-renowned thinkers, as we ask: Do great minds think alike?

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The second seminar in our series will explore how data science and AI can address the growing humanitarian cost of climate change.

The climate crisis is a serious threat to national and international security, with increasing pressure on economies, livelihoods, and food and water availability. The devastating impact of this may be unplanned, large-scale migrations or civil unrest as populations search for safer places to live or fight to hold on to their dwindling resources.

This unique event brings together experts from the AI and humanitarian sectors to discuss how the predictive power of AI could help to anticipate societal emergencies, providing governments and aid agencies with the information they need to deliver assistance where it is most needed. Join us as our specialist panel highlights the need for international, interdisciplinary collaboration in order to develop data-driven technologies that help the most vulnerable.

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Dr Weisi Guo

Honorary Professor at University of Warwick & Professor of Human Machine Intelligence at Cranfield University

Neil Morisetti

Professor of Climate and Resource Security, University College London

Sarah Spencer

Digital Threats Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross


Allaine Cerwonka

Director of International and Associate Director, AI for Science & Government Programme (ASG)