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E31: How can AI make an impact in carbon-intensive industries?

The Ask AI interview with Mark Speaker, Industry Solutions Executive at Microsoft Canada

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The combination of AI and cloud computing has power to fuel a better future and a cleaner planet. That is why Microsoft introduced company-wide sustainability goals two years ago.

The company (a sponsor of this podcast) recently announced its commitments and a detailed plan to become carbon negative by 2030 and has also committed to off-setting the carbon it has generated since its founding year by 2050. 

In taking responsibility for its own emissions, Microsoft has become better equipped to support customers, partners, NGOs, and governments in their own efforts to make a contribution to a net zero carbon future.

This leads us to Mark Speaker, the Industry Solutions Executive for Microsoft Canada whose remit is to advance concepts, strategies, and technologies in critical economic sectors including utilities, oil and gas, forestry, pulp and paper, mining and manufacturing.

Mark's role is to support operational progress, including field worker productivity, industrial data collection and measurement, and the creation of digital twins.

Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as host Jaxson Khan sits down with Mark Speaker, an industry leader with over 20 years of experience in guiding digital transformation and technology innovation to ask the question: How can AI make a positive impact in carbon-intensive industries?

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