I am Assistant Professor at the Artificial Intelligence Centre at University College London (UK), where I research the intersection of AI and sustainability, spanning applications on the environmental and social domain, with a critical socio-technical-ecological perspective.
I am program co-leader of the first MSc program on AI for Sustainable Development. I am the module leader of two courses: AI for Sustainable Development and Transparent, Accountable and Responsible AI. I recently joined a committee to improve education for sustainability at UCL.
I am involved in a very exciting upcoming workshop at HHAI'22 on The (eco)systemic challenges in AI, which aims to introduce broader socio-technical and socio-ecological perspectives to the field of AI.
In my spare time I write poems on tech and sustainability in my blog The AI has gone bananas.
I am interested in the questions:
- Could technology enable us (or inhibit our progress) to create a more sustainable future, socially and environmentally?
- If so, how to build such tools responsibly, and how to measure their social and environmental impact to ensure it remains beneficial and sustainable?
- If deployed and governed responsibly, are there any grand global challenges where technology could have an important role to play in terms of sustainability, and what are the trade-offs?
- Could simulation intelligence help us map and craft sustainable trajectories?