BOSTON—The AI for the Planet Alliance, a neutral, international organization to drive AI solutions for climate change at scale, has assembled an advisory board of over 30 global AI and climate thought leaders. This multidisciplinary expert panel, which includes members from academia, corporations, and NGOs, will help mobilize the broader AI and climate communities and provide expertise for future AI for the Planet initiatives, reports, and events.
Members of the advisory board will also amplify AI for the Planet’s Call for Solutions, which seeks promising innovations in climate AI, by engaging their respective networks to support the top solutions identified by the alliance.
Prizes for the Call for Solutions Competition
The AI for the Planet Alliance has invited all interested parties to participate in its Call for Solutions by submitting proposals in any stage of maturity (ready for a first pilot, at minimum) and from any sector, whether private, public, academic, or nonprofit. The alliance will select the top ten solutions that will be eligible for prizes to help them to scale and develop. Specific prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the individual organization providing each prize.
Prizes for eligible solutions include:
Eligible solutions will also be included in an AI for the Planet repository of climate AI solutions, and receive invitations to AI for the Planet summits that convene global experts in climate and AI. In the spring of 2023, the alliance will also host an event which will include a pitch session for the top ten identified solutions.
Building on its July 2022 report that outlined the use cases for AI in climate change, AI for the Planet will also publish a new report in the coming year to highlight the top solutions and present action items for global stakeholders to help climate AI reach its full potential.
Members of AI for the Planet’s advisory board include:
List of AI for the Planet advisory board members is also available here.
Learn more about the Call for Solutions competition and apply here. Applications are due November 30, 2022.
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AI for the Planet is an alliance created by Startup Inside, with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and BCG GAMMA as knowledge partners, and in collaboration with the AI for Good Foundation; the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT).
It is a unique, multidisciplinary, and diverse coalition intended to: 1. Promote innovation in applying advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to climate challenges, supported by global experts from academia, startups, and the public and private sectors; 2. Act as a global platform for identifying and prioritizing the leading tools and use cases for AI in addressing the climate crisis; 3. Identify and champion the most promising solutions for addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation and resilience, especially in the Global South, offering the solutions visibility and recognition; 4. Ensure impact at scale through concrete and measurable actions, such as building access to funding and to practitioners on the ground; and 5. Facilitate the development of networks between project teams, investors, and experts in the field—including startups, corporations, and the public sector.
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