1 week 3 days ago
Climate action is the latest buzzword among industry circles since the many International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and the recent UN Climate Summit in New York City. Greta Thunberg grabbed the headlines, but industrialists are all wondering: How can we move swiftly and effectively to reduce carbon emissions? How can we use AI and other exponential technologies to do the job better, faster and cheaper? As a business strategist and urban planner, I advise companies to focus on cities since…

2 weeks 5 days ago
Mapping forests with Microsoft AI SILVIA TERRA At the UN Climate Action Summit that took place on September 23 in New York City, Microsoft flexed its muscle as the world's most valuable company by showing that going green is as good for profits as it is for the planet. Having operated as carbon neutral since 2012, the trillion-dollar tech giant announced plans to add new grant partners to its Microsoft AI for Earth program and has shared its AI toolset and APIs with the Github developer community.…

5 months 3 weeks ago
This is not an article about climate change. There are enough articles and research papers to support and oppose its existence. Instead, this is a story about a place that is a manifestation of extreme conditions – an imminent reality for the rest of the world. This narrative is about a place that has evolved over time and while the connotations of the Dead Sea dying have been revealed, the opposite is true. This is a story about how extreme conditions have forced its inhabitants to adapt and thrive. This …