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The Transformative Ideas Podcast

34 EpisodesProduced by Manuel BrennerWebsite

The Transformative Ideas Podcast (formerly the ACIT Science Podcast). This podcast is to provide a glimpse into the life of scientists: to learn about the ideas they are passionate about, to find out what gets them out of bed every day to face the challenges and frustrations of working at the fronti… read more


#33: AI for Climate Change with Priya Donti

In this episode, we are joined by Priya Donti. Priya is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Climate Change AI (CCAI), a global non-profit initiative to catalyze impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning, and an incoming assistant professor at MIT.
We discuss the influential "Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning" paper, opportunities, costs and risks of AI for climate change, climate justice, Priya's research on power grid optimization, implicit layers, the work and funding of Climate Change AI, and many more topics.

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