AI climate negotiators can debate 100 years worth of policy in seconds

A simulation consisting of 27 AIs representing different regions in climate negotiations is part of a competition to find out which policies and incentives could have the best chances of success

Technology 14 September 2022

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A general view ahead of the stocktake plenary on day 14 during COP26 at SECC on November 13, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. On day fourteen of the 2021 COP26 climate summit in Glasgow the focus is on delegations' negotiations to agree the final text for the COP26 Agreement.

Climate negotiations are never easy

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AIs representing different parts of the world can hammer out a hundred years’ worth of climate negotiations in just a few seconds. The simulation is part of a competition launched last month to help find out which policies could have the best chances of success on the international stage.

With time running short for countries to agree on how to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the AI for Global Climate Cooperation – a collaboration consisting of researchers from different universities as well …

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