IBM introduces AI service to support companies with climate change analysis
The Environmental Intelligence Suite combines AI, climate risk analytics, weather data, and carbon accounting capabilities to aid organisations in assessing their impact on the climate while also reducing the complexity of regulatory compliance, IBM says.
IBM’s platform leverages existing weather data from IBM itself, alongside technologies developed by IBM research. Using APIs, dashboards, maps, and alerts, the Environmental Intelligence Suite offers recommendations that will address both immediate challenges and long-term planning strategies.
Climate and data scientists can use to platform to analyse environmental datasets and use a new climate risk modelling framework to generate data on future flooding and wildfire risks. The platform can also help them estimate carbon emissions and identify opportunities for reduction.
“The future of business and the environment are deeply intertwined. Not only are companies coping with the effects of extreme weather disruptions on their operations, they’re also being held increasingly accountable by shareholders and regulators for how their operations impact the planet,” IBM’s general manager of AI applications and blockchain Kareem Yusuf said in a statement.
“IBM is bringing together the power of AI and hybrid cloud to provide businesses with environmental intelligence designed to help them improve environmental performance and reporting, create more efficient business operations to reduce resource consumptions, and plan for resiliency in the fact of climate disruptions.”
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