When we talk about artificial intelligence, a lot of people are concerned with climate change and how it might impact all the living things on Earth. One of the biggest concerns is about the effect on AI. A recent article published by an AI researcher in Nature Magazine makes this case.
In particular, AI researchers have worked with artificial intelligent computer systems to evaluate the nature and extent of human climate changes. In fact, several AI-derived models of the same type have already been used by computer systems to predict the impact and likely consequences of climatic changes on certain regions of the planet. This information is then used to help humans make their own climate plans for the future. Climate informatics specialists argue that by comparing multiple artificial intelligence models and simulations, they are able to accurately predict the effect of human climate change on artificial intelligence applications.
Indeed, it is true that the more models and simulations there are, the better predictions it becomes. And since AI is very effective, they argue that it will only be a matter of time before artificial intelligence systems make a big difference in the weather. It might not seem that this is the most important issue, but it actually is. For one thing, climate informatics is something that AI research groups are only beginning to explore. But if AI researchers do their jobs right and make sure that their models match the real-world data, they may help make global warming a thing of the past for us.
Of course, not everyone is convinced that artificial intelligent systems should really make a difference when it comes to climate change or climate informatics. For one thing, the debate over whether AI is a good thing or a bad thing has raged for decades now, even centuries. The argument is basically a philosophical one, but it will probably never end because of its long lasting appeal.
Also, while some believe that AI systems can help predict what the future holds, others don’t. There are those who think that these systems will simply repeat the same mistakes as human scientists and use guesswork to come up with forecasts that they believe will be accurate. This, in fact, was exactly what happened with the Medieval Warm Period. The Medieval Warm Period was also the result of human meddling with the climate, although no one was claiming it was caused by humans, so why would AI be any different?
It is also worth noting that while human scientists like a lot of these artificial intelligent systems will probably improve our lives in some way, there is a chance that these systems will be obsolete after a few years, even decades, especially if they fail to accurately forecast future climate change and climate informatics. Some experts think that these new AI tools might not even work on their own and could even hurt mankind.
If you take a look at the future of AI, one thing you will notice is that humans will still have an enormous amount of input into what the artificial intelligent system does and how it will act. Some experts have even compared AI to the Internet, which was originally invented by humans. Many experts believe that AI could bring humanity to its knees, as it allows people to interact more and help to create artificial intelligent systems that could make decisions independently of humans.
If you ask me, I personally do not think AI will harm us in the end because, after all, we created the Internet, and no one has yet invented the Internet for a reason. But as mentioned earlier, these are questions for another day. In the meantime, if you’re someone who’s concerned about the future of AI, you may want to learn more about the benefits of AI and climate change, and maybe even talk to an expert about the future of artificial intelligence and climate change and how you can make the world a better place.