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The Forum on Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies

Vienna, Austria, 11 December 2019​


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), at the kind invitation of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Republic of Austria, is organizing the Forum on Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies on 11 December 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00 hours, in Vienna, Austria.

The following ITU events will be taking place  at the same venue.

The objective of the forum is to stimulate global dialogues on environmental efficiency for artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. It will provide a platform to explore common challenges, share ideas and present and discuss use cases, requirements, applications, interfaces, protocols, architectures, etc.
The forum will also provide an opportunity for governments, academia and industry to consider the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and emerging technologies and their potential to bring environmental benefits and any potential human health and environmental safety concerns.

Target Audience
This forum is open to all. Participation is free of charge.   


14:00 - 14:15
​Opening remarks​
14:15 - 14:30
Keynote Speech
14:30 - 15:30
Session 1: Accelerating climate actions using frontier technologies
This session will explore the infinite possibilities that artificial intelligence and frontier technologies have to offer in fostering low carbon, climate resilient, sustainable growth and reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Moderator: Kari Eik, OiER
15:30 - 16:00​​Coffee break
16:00 - 16:55​Session 2: Accessing the environmental benefits of emerging technologies 
This session will provide a platform to discuss the relationship between emerging technologies and environmental efficiency and also provide a platform to describe pathways towards a standardized framework to assess the environmental aspects of the adoption of emerging technologies. 

Moderator: Peter Ulanga,Tanzania
16:55 - 17:00Closing Remarks