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The UN 2030 sustainable development agenda places a huge emphasis on promotingeconomic growth by catering to social needs ranging from education, health, socialprotection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental pro-tection. UN publishes thematic reports, the World water development report (WWDR)which focus on diﬀerent strategic water issues to facilitate decision making for sustain-able development. This article is a comparative review of UN-WWDR 2016 which fo-cuses on water and job creation with UN-WWDR 2017 which elucidates on the potentialof wastewater
to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the ParisAgreement on climate change, which was signed on 12 December 2015. Theagreement was a landmark achievement of coordinated global action onenvironmental change, based on extensive data and findings collected from theinternational scientific community and evaluated rigorously inthe 5th AssessmentReport of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The ParisA
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Artificial intelligence, or AI, is everywhere – it’s helping cars navigate roads, robots sort parcels and internet users buy more products. But what happens when AI tries to help us interpret what we see in nature?
Each year mobile phone users are adding tens of millions of photos of plants and animals onto the internet. This remarkable trove of data is helping researchers map biodiversity and see the world in exciting new ways. But the data is also being used – often without the users’ knowledge – to train computer vision technology through machine learning.
For me, this raises some interesting questions. What happens when we turn to a centralised AI, rather than to other people, to help us interpret the flora and fauna around us? What level of transparency and control should we have when it comes to sharing our encounters with nature? And ultimately, if this technology is inevitable, are we programming AI, or is AI programming us?