Catalyzing a community on AI for climate change: From climate informatics to environmental data science and beyond

31 May 2024 14:30h - 14:45h

Now is an extremely exciting time to be an AI researcher in general, and to be working to address climate change, in particular. How did we get here? As a founder of the Climate Informatics Conference and the Environmental Data Science journal, I will share my perspectives from the early days through the accelerating growth of this transdisciplinary field. I will highlight lessons learned and look forward to a transformative future of using AI to help society confront climate change.