Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to test its next software in Rio de Janeiro by improving signal lights using artificial intelligence at four locations in Israel with fuel consumption and transport delays of 10% to 20%.
Google is in the early stages of research into new software initiatives to tackle climate change. Some staff and advocacy groups have called on the world’s third-most valuable company to use its influence against the crisis as a matter of urgency.
While Google has not addressed the calls of critics to stop selling the technology to oil companies or financiers who deny global warming, it has prioritized stability aspects.
In the coming weeks Google will allow its Nest Thermostat users to purchase renewable energy credits for $ 10 per month to offset emissions from heating and cooling. The loan will come from projects including Bethel Wind Farm and Roseland Solar in Texas. Google said the majority of the funds would go towards borrowing and utility-bill payment costs, without elaborating on the rest.
Throughout the United States, Nest users can quickly switch between heating and cooling to energy clean time, free of charge.
New information panels with search results show emissions or global aircraft and other environmental assessments of cars and home appliances in the United States. To prevent misinformation, English, Spanish and French queries will contain UN explanations on “climate change” starting this month.
Based on the initial results of the Israeli Haifa and Peer-Sheva, the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Transport Authority expressed high confidence in the AI best-time traffic signal changes. It told Reuters that the system should be introduced within a few months with locations to be announced soon.
Alexander Stevanovich, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, shows that syllables regulate AI traffic flow. But he questioned whether a technology company with no expertise in transport engineering could eventually bring such software to reality.
“Every year someone new says we can do miracles,” he said.