Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just making our lives convenient. It is empowering us with information and insights that have the potential to change the world for the better.
With its application across diverse industries, market segments and real-world concerns, the role of AI is becoming increasingly inevitable by the day. This is to the extent that we see AI as a savior to some of the most plaguing concerns of humankind.
For instance, climate change, gender-based wage gap, education and more.
While we have been only looking at the brighter side of AI’s role and contributions, we have conveniently overlooked the fact that all this comes at a cost. The cost that is affecting the very problem we intend to get solved by AI – climate change.
In this eye-opening article published by Indian Express, Trisha Ray sheds light on how AI has an impact on climate and how the application of AI by thousands of companies is actually harming the concept of sustainability.
This also brings us to how negligence, lack of awareness and commitment in the implementation of AI could ironically trigger consequences in the future. Ideally, the best way to implement AI is by having a 360-degree understanding of it and ensuring responsible or ethical AI is understood by every employee in an organization. Only when the practice is embedded in the mindset will the attitude and behaviors would change as well.
What do you think?
You can read the article here.