Role of AI in Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Oct 5, 2021 · Toronto, Canada

Synthetic Intelligence Forum is delighted to convene a fireside chat with Ricardo Vinuesa, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice Director of KTH Digitalization Platform at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Title: Role of AI in Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Theme: The growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its increasingly broader impact on many sectors requires an evaluation of its contributions to the satisfaction of the Sustainable Development Goals. This talk will present highlights from research by Vinuesa, et al (2020) on this subject that was published in Nature Communications. Using a consensus-based expert elicitation process, this research found that AI can enable the accomplishment of 134 targets across all the goals, but it may also inhibit 59 targets. However, current research foci miss pertinent aspects. The rapid development of AI needs to be accompanied by necessary regulatory insight and oversight for AI-based technologies to allow sustainable development. Failure to do so could result in chasms in ethical standards, transparency, and safety.

About the speaker: Ricardo Vinuesa, PhD currently works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is also the Vice Director of KTH Digitalization Platform at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and holds an MSc and a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (USA).

His research is focused on the analysis of wall-bounded turbulent flows. He utilizes high-order spectral direct numerical and large-eddy simulations to characterize, among others, flat-plate turbulent boundary layers, and the turbulent flow around wings. He uses data-driven methods, such as deep neural networks, for the prediction and analysis of turbulent flows. Furthermore, he also works in the assessment of artificial intelligence and its (present and future) implications on sustainability.

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Profiles of the host and presenter:
• Vik Pant, PhD - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikpant
• Ricardo Vinuesa, PhD - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardo-vinuesa-91823918/

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