Why sustainability managers must learn to love artificial intelligence

The Photo Group2015 Steve Jurvetson, the venture capitalist who has starred in tech success stories from Hotmail to Tesla, at VERGE 2015. Just about the only emerging information technology guaranteed to generate more fear, uncertainty and doubt among humans than job-stealing robots is smarter-than-us artificial intelligence. Yet sensors, systems and software that augment and automate decision-making, then take action based on the answers, will be vitally important for scaling many so-called smart solutions beyond early pilot tests. That goes for everything from urban parking guidance apps to energy-sipping lighting installations to autonomous vehicle steering controls. The reason is pretty simple: The amount of information behind any one of these applications is simply staggering — some suggest as many as 150 billion “things” may be connected to the Internet within the next…


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