Artificial Intelligence: Carbon Emissions:Written question - 31502

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 11 March 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Artificial Intelligence: Carbon Emissions
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential contribution of (a) machine learning and (b) artificial intelligence to the reduction of carbon emissions.
Answered by: Kwasi Kwarteng
Answered on: 27 March 2020

The Government commissioned Energy Innovation Needs Assessments (EINAs), published in November 2019, looked at the role of different technologies in the UK’s future energy system. The EINAs highlighted that AI, machine learning and digital technologies are likely to play a key role in decarbonisation and the UK achieving Net Zero, and we are taking those findings into consideration when planning future innovation support.

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