Navigating the Sustainable Computing and AI Landscape with IEEE Trailblazers

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The panel discussion with IEEE leaders organized by IEEE YP CSTF provides the intricacies of sustainable computing and artificial intelligence, addressing its challenges, exploring current trends, and unveiling new opportunities.

In an era where digital transformation is accelerating at an unprecedented pace, the imperative for sustainable computing and AI has never been more critical. With the global digital ecosystem expanding rapidly, the environmental impact of computing systems, from data centers to personal devices, has become a significant concern. Sustainable computing and AI aims to not only reduce the environmental footprint of these systems but also to promote eco-friendly and energy-efficient practices throughout the lifecycle of computing technologies. As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change, the role of technology, especially in computing, becomes crucial in steering towards a sustainable future. Recognizing the urgent need, IEEE, as a leading authority in technology advancement and innovation, is taking a proactive stance by convening a virtual panel discussion. This event features a distinguished panel of IEEE leaders and experts who have been at the forefront of sustainable computing and AI initiatives.

Panel:

  • Thomas Coughlin - IEEE President & CEO
  • Saifur Rahman - IEEE Past-President
  • Jyotika Athavale - IEEE Computer Society President
  • Vickie Ozburn - IEEE Region 4 Director
  • Irene Kitsara - IEEE European Standardization Initiatives Director

Moderators:

  • Sukanya S Meher - IEEE YP Climate and Sustainability Taskforce
  • Naznin Akter - IEEE YP Climate and Sustainability Taskforce
  • Polat Goktas - IEEE YP Climate and Sustainability Taskforce

Discussion topics:

  1. What role do the panelists believe technology plays in combating climate change?
  2. What specific steps is IEEE currently undertaking, and are there any plans or strategies in place to further enhance its commitment to addressing climate change?
  3. As young professionals (YPs), how can we actively participate and contribute to the sustainability initiatives within the field? Are there specific avenues or programs that YPs can engage in to play a more substantial role in advancing sustainability goals within our professional community?
  4. What role can sustainable computing and AI play in addressing climate change?
  5. What are the most promising recent innovations in sustainable computing technology the panelists have come up with recently?
  6. What is the biggest barrier to adopting green computing practices in businesses and organizations?
  7. Describe the panelist's vision of a sustainable digital world. What key changes are necessary to achieve it?

The panel discussion with IEEE leaders organized by IEEE YP CSTF provides the intricacies of sustainable computing and artificial intelligence, addressing its challenges, exploring current trends, and unveiling new opportunities.

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