Can AI tackle the human cost of climate change?

Experts announced for second event in the Turing’s international seminar series

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is pleased to announce a panel of world-leading experts for Confronting the human cost of climate change, the second seminar in our international series: Do great minds think alike? The series aims to explore how AI can transcend boundaries to help solve some of the greatest problems facing society today. 

Taking place virtually next week, on Wednesday 1 December 2021, the event will bring together specialists from the AI and humanitarian sectors to discuss how data science and AI could address the growing humanitarian cost of climate change. We’re pleased to welcome: 

  • Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge 

  • Weisi Guo, Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and Group Leader in the Turing's programme in Data-Centric Engineering

  • Neil Morisetti, Professor of Climate and Resource Security, University College London 

  • Sarah Spencer, Digital Threats Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

All speakers

Recent developments in data science and AI can help us to better model, predict and forecast the societal impact of climate change. Our specialists will 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. The session will be chaired by Megan Rowling, a climate correspondent and editor with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Megan specialises in humanitarian and development issues, including climate change, disasters and resilience. 

Join our panellists for an insightful, urgent discussion on the need for international collaboration to develop technologies that will help the most vulnerable.