Monday 04 March 2024

*NEW PODCAST* Totally Sust #2: AI in nature

Totally Sust episode 2 banner picture (wildlife)World Wildlife Day (WWD) – celebrated on 3rd March every year – marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. Although WWD2024 was officially celebrated yesterday, an event is set to be broadcast from the UN later today (4th March) to raise awareness of this year’s theme: “highlighting how digital conservation technologies and services can drive wildlife conservation, sustainable and legal wildlife trade and human-wildlife coexistence”.

It's a timely moment, therefore, for TechMarketView to release the latest episode in our series of Totally Sust podcasts. In this edition, SustainabilityViews’ lead analyst, Craig Wentworth, interviews Andy Wallace (Head of Client Innovation for Atos UK&I; and one of the company’s project leads on its partnership with WWF, Worldwide Fund for Nature).

The discussion ranges around the use of AI in nature monitoring in general; and about a couple of projects with WWF, specifically, that leverage AI (amongst other technologies). One focuses on the surveillance of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs); the other is looking to predict and prevent zoonoses (diseases that jump the species barrier).

An edited (15-minute) version of the podcast (covering just the KBA project) is available to stream for free now on SoundCloud and Spotify (or you can play it in the widget below).

Subscribers to our SustainabilityViews research stream, however, can get access to the full 35-minute episode (which also features insights on the AI-powered Zoonotic Disease Predictor project).

To understand more about how our new SustainabilityViews research stream can help your organisation understand its sustainability obligations, obstacles, and opportunities, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Craig Wentworth at '08:41' - Tagged: carbon   podcast   biodiversity   habitat   WWF