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Focus Group on Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies (FG-AI4EE)


(Established 2019-05; Terminated 2022-12​​)​

ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) was established by ITU-T Stu​dy Group 5 at its meeting in Geneva on 22 May 2019. All final publications can be accessed here

Th​e Focus Group aimed to identify the standardization needs to develop a sustainable approach to AI and other emerging technologies including automation, augmented reality, virtual reality, extended reality, smart manufacturing, industry 5.0, cloud/edge computing, nanotechnology, 5G, among others. The Focus Group developped technical reports and technical specifications to address the environmental efficiency, as well as water and energy consumption of emerging technologies, and provided guidance to stakeholders on how to operate these technologies in a more environmentally efficient manner to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Focus Group was an open platform for policy makers, researchers, engineers,​representatives of vertical industries, regulators,  practitioners, entrepreneurs, services providers, platform providers, network operators; international organizations, industry forums and consortia – to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned in the field.

Management and Contacts

Vice-Chairmen ITU Contact

Focus Group Structure

Working Group 1 (WG1) - Requirements of AI and other Emerging Technologies to Ensure Environmental Efficiency
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Working Group 2 (WG2) - Assessment and Measurement of the Environmental Efficiency of AI and Emerging Technologies 

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Working Group 3 (WG3) - Implementation Guidelines of AI and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Efficiency

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Working Group 1
​Working Group 2
Working Group 3​
Deliverables submitted to ITU-T SG​5 for consideration 

**​Deliverables sumitted to ITU-T SG20 for consideration