The Insight Centre will host a workshop on December 10 in Cork titled Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability. The objective of this event is to bring together a broad range of participants interested in addressing a variety of sustainability challenges across a myriad of different domains such as energy, agriculture, health, transport, and manufacturing. Experts from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics will discuss the challenges and opportunities for AI, data analytics, and data science in the area. The event will explore the opportunities for developing and deploying methods based on AI, machine learning, sensing, optimisation and decision-making, recommender systems, big data, citizen science, and many other techniques to address sustainability challenges. There will be a combination of formal presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations on topics including but not limited to:

  • How machine learning and data mining can be used to predict demand for transportation services, and how optimisation methods can be used to meet that demand;
  • How sensing and actuation as applied to environmental monitoring and decision support tools for water management (flooding, coastal pollution, material contamination and so on);
  • How optimising flexible car routing and scheduling (ridesharing) and other demand-responsive transport initiatives can reduce congestion;
  • How AI can be used to manage and optimise smart energy grids, predict and exploit sustainable energy sources such wind energy;
  • How we can make decisions at internet scale to manage data centres in an energy-efficient manner;
  • Apply optimisation and decision making to very large-scale, ubiquitous and complex data sets (big-data) in addressing large-scale societal issues such as public health, transportation, agriculture, decarbonisation  and other environmental issues.
Attendance is free but places are limited so please register beforehand.