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00:28 — Are you being strategic with how you use AI to impact areas inside and outside of your company? Many companies have established initiatives to reach sustainability goals, making a major impact on the planet. However, there are still many companies struggling to determine the best use of AI.
01:02 — AI has the potential to support the transition to clean energy. Renewable energy is estimated to increase from 1.5 terawatts to 12 terawatts. Battery storage will go from 11 gigawatts to 1.3 terawatts. By not implementing AI, the cost increase for these power systems could increase from 6% to 13% by 2040.
01:38 — For example, Ericsson has a 5G smart factory that’s 100% powered by renewable energy. It’s designed to utilize 24% less energy, 75% less indoor water usage, and avoid 97% of operational carbon emissions.
02:27 — When AI makes a real impact, like with clean energy, it provides a creative vision towards the sustainability goals.
03:13 — Companies without sustainable initiatives can start small. For instance, it could start with redesigning AI models to not just manage data insights, but also manage processes and workflows to feed towards sustainability goals.
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