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Fighting climate change with Artificial Intelligence

In 2021 it would seem, we’ve reached an inflection point with regard to capitalism and climate change. In 2020, Bloomberg estimated some $500 Billion was being spent on technologies to fight climate change. Now, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is joining in. Now, governments and central banks are beginning to finance more technologies on the climate change front than ever before. This is good. First, a quick primer on AI. The term Artificial Intelligence is an umbrella term as AI is a combination of different technologies. They can be mixed and matched to work together or as stand-alone for various uses. For example, in search engines, two key AI tools are used; Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Then there’s neural networks and expert systems. There are other subsets and tools, so AI is a complicated mix of tools. When you think of AI in Hollywood terms such as the Terminator, that’s

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The price of living

In his article The Future That Has Already Happened (The FUTURIST Magazine, November 1998), management theorist Peter Drucker wrote that it is “pointless to try to predict the future, let alone attempt to look ahead 75 years.” But, he said, it is possible “to identify major events that have already happened, irrevocably, and that therefore will have predictable effects.” It is possible, in other words, to identify and prepare for the future that has already happened. Drucker had a gift for clarity, for stating the obvious in a simple way that the rest of would take years to comprehend. “The dominant factor for business in the next two decades absent war, pestilence, or collision with a comet is not going to be economics or technology,” he wrote. “It will be demographics. The key factor for business will not be the overpopulation of the world, of which we have been warned

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