Machine Intelligence and the Environment

An Ethical Machines interview, with references

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to samim and Roelof Pieters for their Ethical Machines podcast. The topic was machine intelligence and the environment, covering biodiversity conservation, climate change, clean energy, and related topics. Listen to the podcast embedded below.

A bunch of stats, tech, people, and companies are mentioned in this wide-ranging interview. For those interested in fact-checking or learning more, I’ve listed here some references covering most of what was discussed.

Sensory Ecology

Squids use color, patterns, and flashing to communicate with one another.

Neuromorphic Engineering

Auditory Neuroscience and Representation Learning

Please see my Google Scholar page for references. To highlight a few here:

Ada: The Intelligent Space

Conditioning tunnel (left) and main space (right) of Ada

The referenced “auditory AI” in Zürich was featured in Ada. Ada was an example of buildings as organisms, and was a large, heavily visited AI exhibit at the Swiss Expo in 2002.

Audience, Inc.

audience.com

Conservation Metrics, Inc.

conservationmetrics.com

Biodiversity in decline

Ecosystem Services

Conservation Technology

See wildlabs.net for one of several online repositories of knowledge about technology for conservation. A subset of topics include:

Nature flowing through a future San Francisco, as depicted in the Star Trek universe

Need for evidence-based conservation policy

Improved weather forecasting increases clean power

Climate Impact of Technology Advancements

Reinforcement learning objectives and challenges

Cyborg Ecosystems

reactscape.visual-logic.com

CYBORG LANDSCAPES [BRADLEY CANTRELL, KRISTI CHERAMIE, JEFFREY CARNEY, AND MATTHEW SEIBERT], LSU COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO, THE DESIGN FIRM INVIVIA, AND URBAIN DRC

Next-Gen Power Companies

Citizen owned energy production

Geoengineering

Biotech and AI

Stephens, Z. D. et al. PLoS Biol.13, e1002195 (2015)/CC by 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Illumina

Deep Genomics

Atomwise

CRISPR

Also recommended

Did I miss something? Please tell me.

Follow me on Twitter | Connect on LinkedIn

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.