Cities play a key role in the transition to a sustainable society: While worldwide urbanization continues, cities already consume about 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of greenhouse gases. At the same time, policymakers and scientists provide inspiring visions of carbon-neutral smart cities, which employ a variety of AI applications, often based on embedded AI; for example, to increase energy efficiency, carbon-free mobility and resilience. Most people in Japan (92%), France (81%), and Germany (78%) already live in cities. Japan makes smart and sustainable cities a core element of its “Society 5.0.”
In this session, experts from the three countries will provide examples of how AI can help decarbonise cities, discuss challenges, and look for opportunities to collaborate internationally.
Professor, TU Dortmund, Germany
Professor, Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University
Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Head of SmartCity Living Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Research Scientist, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, G2Elab
CEO of Kentyou; President of Urban Technology Alliance