In contrast, Microsoft sees AI as "a vital tool to help accelerate the deployment of existing sustainability solutions and the development of new ones – faster, cheaper, and better," according to a blog from Microsoft's Brad Smith, vice chair and president; and Melanie Nakagawa, chief sustainability officer.
Indeed, the software company says AI applications are ideally suited to:
Measure, predict, and optimize complex systems.
Accelerate the development of sustainability solutions.
Microsoft and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced digital sustainability guidelines to "accelerate education and awareness among businesses and developers, as they build sustainable applications by design." The guidelines were created with support from the Green Software Foundation (GSF).