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Embedding Ethics and Trustworthiness for Sustainable AI in Earth Sciences: Where Do We Begin?...

by Philipe Ambrozio Dias, Wadzanai D Lunga
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
2022 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
4639 to 4642
Publisher Location
New Jersey, United States of America
Conference Name
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Conference Location
(virtual) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Conference Date

As in many other research domains, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques have been increasing their footprint in Earth Sciences to extract meaningful information from the large amount of high-detailed data available from multiple sensor modalities. While on the one hand the existing success cases endorse the great potential of AI to help address open challenges in ES, on the other hand on-going discussions and established lessons from studies on the sustainability, ethics and trustworthiness of AI must be taken into consideration if the community is to ensure that its research efforts move into directions that effectively benefit the society and the environment. In this paper, we discuss insights gathered from a brief literature review on the subtopics of AI Ethics, Sustainable AI, AI Trustworthiness and AI for Earth Sciences in an attempt to identify some of the promising directions and key needs to successfully bring these concepts together.