Artificial Intelligence and The Environmental Crisis


12/03/2020 18.00pm Blackwell's Old Aberdeen Free

Blackwell's Aberdeen is delighted to present as part of Academic Book Week 2020 ‘Academic Books and the Environment’ Keith Skene talking about his book Artificial Intelligence and The Environmental Crisis: Can Technology Really Save the World. The event is being held at the Blackwell's Aberdeen. Doors will open at 17:30, and the event will start at 18:00. 

The event will last one hour with a Q&A, followed by the chance to have books signed by Keith. Entry to the event is free and the book will be available to purchase at a special event price  on the evening. About the Book A radical and challenging book which argues that artificial intelligence needs a completely different set of foundations, based on ecological intelligence  rather than human intelligence, if it is to deliver on the promise of a better world. This can usher in the greatest transformation in human history,  an age of re-integration. Our very existence is dependent upon our context within the Earth System, and so, surely, artificial intelligence must also be  grounded within this context, embracing emergence, interconnectedness and real-time feedback. We discover many positive outcomes across the societal, economic  and environmental arenas and discuss how this transformation can be delivered. About the Author - Keith Skene Born in the historic city of Armagh in Ireland in 1965,  Keith is a former Association of Rhodes Scholars of Australia Scholar, carrying out field research across the planet, from Kenya to the Carpathian mountains, from the  Scottish Highlands to southwest Australia and from Vietnam to Trinidad. In 2010, Keith established the Biosphere Research Institute (www.biosri.org), becoming its first director. 

The Biosphere Research Institute does cutting-edge research on environmental, economic and societal sustainability, focusing on a fundamental dialogue around our place in the Earth  system. 

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