Turing Lecture: Plan AI, because there's no planet B

Turing Lecture: Plan AI, because there's no planet B
 
  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The last five years have seen the hottest temperatures ever on record, with carbon dioxide levels reaching a level never before inhabited by humans. The conditions within which we are living today are unprecedented, and its affects are manifesting in extreme weather such as flooding and rising temperatures. Despite warnings from scientists and campaigners, world leaders have been slow to act, and we are now facing the biggest threat to our existence in the history of humanity.

In this talk, climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh presents the facts and figures, based on world-class research conducted at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s zero-carbon future initiative. She will discuss the scientific evidence around climate change, and possible solutions being researched now to secure the future of our planet.

Preliminary agenda

18:00 - 18:30 - Registration

18:30 - 18:35 - Introduction to The Alan Turing Institute

18:35 - 19:25 - Lecture

19:25 - 19:50 - Q&A

19:50 - 21:00 - Close

Find out more about the Turing Lectures series on our website.

About the speaker

Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey.

She leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER). Until April 2019 she led a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate (ORCHESTRA), and was deputy head of the Polar Oceans Team and head of the Data Science Group at British Antarctic Survey. In the past she has worked at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at MIT.

She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and co-chair of their Climate Science Communications Group. She has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council. In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.

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2020-04-22 18:00 2020-04-22 18:00 Europe/London Turing Lecture: Plan AI, because there's no planet B In this talk, climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh presents the facts and figures, based on world-class research conducted at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s zero-carbon future initiative. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/04/22/turing-lecture-plan-ai-because-theres-no-planet-b-231071 The Crystal,Royal Victoria Dock,One Siemens Brothers Way,London

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