The Role of AI & Digital Twins in Decarbonising Construction
Join us to hear how we can set an ambitious and realistic path to reach zero-carbon construction by 2050 and the role that AI can play.
This webinar is hosted by Carbon Re together with the UNESCO International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), in association with London Climate Action Week and with the generous support of HumaneAI-Net.
According to the Climate Change Committee, greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing and construction were 66 MtCO2 in 2018 – 12% of the UK total. If there is a lesson from the pandemic it is that we need to multiply our efforts to mitigate climate change, if we are to avoid economic, social and political disaster. Yet, we can’t achieve net zero goals without decarbonizing manufacturing and construction. We need to tackle the hard problems today. This means industrial policies, R&D funding, business support and innovation that accelerate the zero-carbon transition needed to address these challenges.
Join us to hear from world leading experts in AI, business and policy discussing current applications and high-potential use cases.
Keynote speech by Professor John Shawe-Taylor
Professor John Shawe-Taylor is the UNESCO Chair in AI, and Director of the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO.
Followed by a panel discussion with
Sana Khareghani, Head of Office for Artificial Intelligence. The Office for AI is a joint unit between Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Jade Cohen, Co-Founder and CPO at Qualis Flow. Qualis Flow works with construction teams to enable them to track and manage their social and environmental impact, and take a data driven approach to improving that impact.
Mark Enzer OBE, CTO of Mott MacDonald and Head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain. The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the BEIS and the University of Cambridge. It seeks to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors can use a digital approach to better design, build, operate and integrate the built environment.
Professor Aidan O’Sullivan is Co-Founder and CTO at Carbon Re, Associate Professor in Energy and AI at the UCL Energy Institute and Programme Chair for AI and Climate Change at the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.
About the hosts
Carbon Re is an AI and Climate tech startup focused on decarbonising cement and foundation industries with deep reinforcement learning.
IRCAI is an AI center under the auspices of UNESCO looking to establish a global network of AI centres that are working in the area of sustainable development.