BEIJING, May 26, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- A news report from CRI Online:
On May 23, the Advisory Committee
of the International Center for Creativity and Sustainable
Development (ICCSD) under the auspices of UNESCO convened a
conference in a hybrid format. At the event, experts from diverse
fields came together to explore the applications of artificial
intelligence (AI) across various domains.
Shahbaz Khan, Director
of the UNESCO Office Beijing, emphasized the potential of
digitalization and AI to strengthen the preservation of cultural
heritage, highlighting the significant progress made by ICCSD in
this area. Richard Leaver, an AI
scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society, shed light on the latest
advancements that ChatGPT can offer, discussing its technical
implications and the benefits it brings to individuals and
Jian Haifang, a researcher at the Institute of Semiconductors
(IOS) and Director of the Division of Science and Technology
Management and Achievements at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(CAS), highlighted his team's work in leveraging multi-mode image
and sound perception and recognition technology to intelligently
identify and analyze wild birds in numerous cities and nature
reserves in China in recent years.
Their efforts have yielded new scientific and technological tools
that benefit bird researchers, conservationists, and the general
public, significantly enhancing the efficiency of biodiversity
monitoring and conservation efforts.
Zhu Xufeng, Professor and Dean of the School of Public Policy
and Management at Tsinghua University, shared insights from his
team's study of more than 400 cases worldwide, all focused on the
potential of AI in achieving sustainable development goals.
Emphasizing the role of AI in advancing sustainable development,
Mr. Zhu also raised two critical concerns: firstly, he highlighted
the substantial energy consumption of AI industries, such as data
centers and storage facilities, emphasizing the need to address
energy-saving measures within these sectors; and secondly, he
expressed concerns about the potential widening of the digital
divide due to AI, which could exacerbate social inequalities.
SOURCE CRI Online