Visualize climate change with AI tool23. November 2021
Visualize climate change with AI tool
San Francisco, Nov. 23, 2021
Mila researchers have developed an AI-powered tool called “This Climate Does Not Exist” that visualizes the future impacts of climate change anywhere in the world.
The project uses the ML framework known as generative adversarial networks (GANs) to render Google Street View images as if they were affected by floods, smog, or wildfires.
Users can visit the website thisclimatedoesnotexist.com and enter an address to see visualizations of the effects of climate change on that location.
They can send links to raise awareness and click on resources to learn more about climate change and how to combat it.
The model was developed by a team of more than 20 ML researchers led by Turing Prize winner Yoshua Bengio, who founded the Mila AI Institute in Quebec in 1993. To train their model, the researchers used real-world images and, when they were sparse, virtual images from video game makers.
They hope the project will enable users to “rethink their cognitive biases and take action.”