Josefine Hintz

Marie Josefine Hintz is a Doctoral Researcher at Technical University Berlin and, a visiting researcher both at Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change as well as Hertie School. She is part of the Climate Change Center Berlin-Brandenburg and her work is supported through a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Josefine's research focuses on the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) for climate action in European cities. During her Master's Studies at the Bartlett, UCL 2016/2017 Josefine explored initial connections between AI and urban sustainability. Whilst working for ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Josefine worked on the pioneering EU project 'AI4Cities' in which 6 cities developed AI-based prototypes together with start-ups to reduce carbon emissions.

Why We Should Care About AI to Tackle the Climate Crisis

In this thought-provoking talk, Josefine explores the complicated relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and the climate crisis, questioning the role of technology as a tool rather than a fix for complex environmental challenges. Drawing on her experiences and research, she argues for a critical reevaluation of AI's impact and potential, advocating for responsible innovation and the use of AI in urban planning and climate action to create a sustainable, healthy future for both people and the planet. This talk is a must-watch for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, ethics, and environmental stewardship.