AI Technology To Contribute Up To 70% Of Carbon Emissions Reductions By 2060: Report

Baidu, Inc. and IDC jointly launched China's first White Paper on AI's Contribution to Achieving the Dual Carbon Goals in 2021 on December 29.

December 31, 2021. By News Bureau

Baidu, Inc. and IDC jointly launched China's first White Paper on AI's Contribution to Achieving the Dual Carbon Goals in 2021 on December 29. 

The white paper estimates that AI-related technologies will contribute to reducing more than 35 billion tons of carbon emissions from now to 2060.

With the title of Smart Carbon Emission Reduction, Inspire the Transformation to Green Energy, the report focusing AI's Contribution to achieving China's Dual Carbon goal in 2021 was released during a panel discussion on green technology at the 2021 Baidu Create conference.

This is the first industry-led research report in China focusing on the role of AI in achieving China's carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. 

The report draws on IDC's research in the field of ICT and artificial intelligence, as well as the practices of Baidu and its industry partners in related fields. From a wide range of dimensions such as technical categories, mechanism principles, action scenarios, industry applications, and practical cases, the white paper systematically explains the core role of artificial intelligence and related info-communication technologies in increasing efficiency, reducing consumption, and achieving green transformation in various industries.

According to the white paper, the path to realising carbon neutrality must be technology-intensive, and breakthroughs in AI technology will be implemented in various industries through ICT infrastructure combined with carbon reduction technologies.

AI-related technologies' contribution to carbon reduction will increase every year, reaching at least 70% by 2060 with the total carbon reduction exceeding 35 billion tons.

Robin Li, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baidu said that Baidu is currently drawing on its advantages in AI to harness technologies including autonomous driving and vehicle-to-everything to realize a complete smart transportation system and ensuring an optimal solution to carbon reduction. He also expressed that Baidu will continue to invest further resources in this effort together with ecosystem partners using AI to achieve zero carbon growth.

"One of the key advantages of smart transportation solutions is the ability of Vehicle-road-smart mobility to address the issue of emissions at the root", said Guobin Shang, Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Transportation Division at Baidu. 

Please share! Email Buffer Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Pinterest Reddit Twitter
If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content,
please contact:
Next events
Last interviews
Follow us