Science Fi Network December 01 (Zhu Yu) At present, AI (artificial intelligence) technology is widely used in enterprises, improved decision-making, business processes, and valuable insights. At the same time, AI also has great potential to save the globe, detect energy emission reduction, optimize energy production, monitor forest fell, predict extreme weather conditions, clean the ocean and protect residents.
Although 71% of the earth is the ocean, the ocean is being occupied by plastic waste. According to the United Nations Environment Program, 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, but not all plastics are recycled. In addition, it is predicted that by 2050, at least 937 million tons of plastic garbage in the ocean, while the fish is only 895 million tons.
Therefore, the first application of AI technology is cleaning and protecting the ocean from plastic pollution. So how can AI technologies help clean the ocean?
In 2020, researchers at Buffalo have developed a robotic system based on ML (machine learning) that can be classified, find eco-friendly solvents and new chemicals, and decompose plastics into reusable ingredients.
This plastic classification robot system includes sensor technology and ML models. The sensor technology records the molecular characteristics of each plastic, and the ML model identifies a particular plastic according to molecular characteristics.
A technology company recently developed a fully automatic robot equipped with AI and ML technology, which can detect ocean plastics within two meters in the water. Such robots are driven by solar energy, and 250 kg of plastic waste can be collected at a time. In addition, the AI ??robots produced by the American Tyco Electronics can automatically identify, classify and process recycled items, and the speed is twice the human being, the accuracy is as high as 99%.
In addition, food waste is also a growing problem in the world. For example, in the United States, nearly 40 million tons of food per year were wasted. Ai technology also plays an important role in this global issue.
Perhaps in the near future, AI technology can make energy markets more efficient, unlock new supplies, and reduce transaction costs. Therefore, AI does not only play a key role in achieving environmental goals, but also plays an important role in achieving other sustainable development goals.