A collaboration of Cambridge CARES and Springer
Can Artificial Intelligence and Cyber-Physical Systems Help Achieve Climate Mitigation Targets?
Intelligent Decarbonisation was published on 23 April 2022 and explains the need to decarbonise energy supplies, urban systems and industrial processes to reduce global greenhouse gases and meet the ambitious emissions reduction goals set out in the Paris Agreement 2016. It discusses how the introduction of AI to cyber-physical systems (CPS) can do this, using illustrations throughout to highlight the potential impacts.
Intelligent Decarbonisation comprehensively assesses the current and future impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on the decarbonisation of key economic sectors.
The book is divided into four parts – Technology, Impact, Implications and Incubation – moving clearly from the theoretical and technical to the real-world effects and areas for future development. It also presents insights into the economic and environmental transformation fostered by digital technologies.
Intelligent Decarbonisation brings together work from private and public sector professionals, academics and think tank experts, and provides truly comprehensive insights into the topic. It is an interesting and informative text for policymakers, researchers and industry professionals alike.
Read the book here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030862145
About the authors
Dr Oliver Inderwildi has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability research and consulting gained in academia, think tanks, the private sector as well as international organisations. Dr Inderwildi combines in-depth knowledge on computational methods for efficient resource use with hands-on experience in business and political processes driving decarbonisation. He has published more than 70 academic research articles, 10 White Papers and has created numerous sustainable business models for private sector clients.
Professor Markus Kraft has more than 30 years of experience using computational models to solve real-world engineering problems and has published more than 200 scientific articles in this area. He is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Churchill College and the inaugural Director of the University of Cambridge’s first overseas department, Cambridge CARES, in Singapore. Moreover, Professor Kraft is the Founder and Director of CMCL Innovations, an award-winning company offering software and technical consultancy services for the science, engineering and tech sectors.
1st June 2022 | InnovFestxElevating Founders Event: Intelligent Decarbonisation
Professor Markus Kraft gave a keynote speech at the InnovFestXElevating Founders event organised by Asia Tech x Singapore. The speech outlined how digitalisation and AI can accelerate decarbonisation and more. Drawing from ongoing work at Cambridge CARES on The World Avatar project and AI technologies such as machine learning and knowledge graphs, the talk explored their underlying ideas and demonstrated their many benefits.
22nd October 2021 | Podcast: How artificial intelligence can help humans fight climate change
CARES Director Professor Markus Kraft has appeared as a guest on the Channel News Asia podcast “The Climate Conversations”. In this episode, Professor Kraft explains how artificial intelligence can help to reduce harmful emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Listen to the full podcast here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/listen/climate-conversations/artificial-intelligence-can-help-humans-fight-climate-change-2260841
27th August 2021 | CARES-hosted CREATE Webinar on Intelligent Decarbonisation
Prof Markus Kraft – Director, Cambridge CARES
Prof Oliver Inderwildi – Visiting Fellow, Cambridge CARES
Dr Markus Lade – General Manager, Water and Wastewater Industries, Siemens
Dr Uwe Liebelt – President, European Site, BASF
Mr Alon Cliff-Tavor – Partner, Oliver Wyman
Dr Lim Khiang Wee – Executive Director, CREATE
Dr Justin Bishop – Economist, Business Investor and Advisory, Arup
Mr Paul Voutier – Senior Advisor, Innovation, Grow Asia