EDI Senior Research Fellow Karlis Freivald spoke on Radio SWH’s “Mind Will Save the World” on 25 May at 12:00. Together with Viestur Bulāns, CEO of Helmes Latvia, and host Ieva Siliņa, they discussed digital waste, its impact on the environment and artificial intelligence. Over the years, we have learned to sort our waste, to think about the sustainability of our belongings, but we create a huge digital footprint every day – sending messages and emails, taking photos and videos, leaving content on social networks. What is digital is not going away, data is the new oil and data is being stored. We want smart artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that will improve our lives and data is an integral part of AI technology development. If we skimp on data, don’t accumulate digital waste, will we have AI technologies? Can AI learn from poor quality data? If data is collected about us for everything we do online and beyond, how can we protect our privacy? Is it possible to train AI and at the same time not share our data? How can we use data to ensure both its benefits and privacy?

Link to the recording – https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Lfm0MqiKBweNAz2cnFMTQ?go=1&sp_cid=81a3b1469342e633b516dfe0e87dc6f6&utm_source=embed_player_p&utm_medium=desktop