You could invent some new, much more efficient, renewable energy. You could maybe solve fusion. You could try and create a new material that would capture carbon cheaply out of the atmosphere. The sky’s the limit really, in terms of if you have that kind of optimization technique in a box that you can call upon and have it present you with alternatives.
You could give it a goal function. We could specify a goal clearly to it, some metric which, I think you probably could with something like climate. I think that you could really make progress with new materials, or new solutions to those problems. Another way that it could help with climate is you could do better modeling of the climate so predictions could be more accurate about what’s happening.
You could analyze satellite imagery in real time so that you could see if icebergs were breaking up, and you could see if deforestation was happening where it wasn’t supposed to be happening. I think NGOs — we talked to a lot of NGOs about this. There might be international agreements, but how do you track that on the ground when there’s such vast amounts of space going on? So I think there’s multiple ways, actually on a number of levels, that AI could help with something like climate.