Lunch Talk: AI & Energy – How ML Can Help Create a Sustainable Future

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Lunch Talk: AI & Energy – How ML Can Help Create a Sustainable Future

The Hasso Plattner Institute, New York looks forward to seeing you at our next lunch talk with Prof. Ralf Herbrich.

By Hasso Plattner Institute New York

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, March 29 · 12 - 1:30pm EDT


Hasso Plattner Institute New York 10 Hudson Yards 52nd floor New York, NY 10001

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Prof. Ralf Herbrich will focus on the role that energy plays for AI and AI plays for energy. He believes that an energy-aware perspective is imperative for developing true artificial intelligence and that an AI-first approach is imperative for solving the challenge of transitioning to a sustainable future based on renewable energy.

Up until today, the primary focus of research on AI methods has been on predictive accuracy and its dependence on the amount of training data rather than the amount of energy that is necessary. However, going forward, data is (typically) abundant for many tasks but energy is becoming a limiting and economical factor.

Not being energy-efficient in AI algorithms is not sustainable in the long term, in particular as the amount and dependence on AI methods in people’s life is only going to increase while the amount of energy that is available to society remains constant.

About the organizer

The Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI) is the embodiment of Hasso Plattner’s vision of the university of the future. Its faculty teach and conduct research in the areas of IT systems engineering, digital health, entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. The Institute is characterized by its distinctive coalescence of research, student and professional education, enriched by a vibrant entrepreneurial culture.