GSFS Advising 


Dr. Sasha Luccioni on AI and Climate Change (Hybrid Event)

Monday, January 29, 2024 12:00to13:30
Peel 3487 IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7, CA

Hyrbid event

The in-person event is in the IGSF seminar room (3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor) of McGill University. Please register on Eventbrite. Everyone who signs up via eventbrite will also be emailed the zoom link 3 days before the event, again 1 day before the event, and 15 minutes before the event.

Feel free to bring your lunch!

Dr. Sasha Luccioni will present "AI and Climate Change: Equating positive impacts with negative effects."

While people often split into polarising views on technology either saving us from climate disaster or contributing to it, the reality is much more nuanced. In this talk, I will explore how the development and use of artificial intelligence affects the environment, from my own research about how to calculate the carbon footprint of algorithms to projects and initiatives that may provide some hope that AI can be used in the battle against the climate crisis.

Dr. Sasha Luccioni is a researcher in ethical and sustainable artificial intelligence at HuggingFace, as well as a Founding Member of Climate Change AI and a Board Member of Women in Machine Learning. Dr. Luccioni's work focuses on having a better understanding of the societal and environmental impacts of AI models, datasets and systems.

This event is also part of the 6th Season of Disrupting Disruptions: the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum. Our series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC, Digital Citizen Research, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the DIGS Lab, Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, ReQEF, and more.

There is no fee required to attend this event. It will be professionally live captioned.

You can watch other past events here.

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