NECEC and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center have partnered to produce a series of discussions as part of NECEC’s Emerging Trends Series exploring where cleantech converges with other segments of the innovation economy. Over the next year, several Emerging Trends Series panels will include speakers that probe topics and trends in cleantech that converge with industries such as IoT, cloud computing, consumer and mobile electronics, artificial intelligence, biotech and more. This new series explores the intersection of clean energy and other industries and sectors as they increasingly overlap, feeding innovation and creating new opportunities for residents, businesses, and entrepreneurs. Together, NECEC and MassCEC hope to educate and foster collaboration and cross pollination between innovation technology sectors in the Northeast.
The series will kick off on November 8 at the Google Cambridge Campus with a panel discussion about the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and cleantech. As AI and machine learning trends have grown over the last several decades, they have impacted industries from healthcare to financial services. AI is in the early-stages of use in cleantech, utilities and energy, where companies are seeing increasing opportunities to use AI to improve reliability, safety, cyber security, efficiency, and to reduce costs. Emerging Trends Series: Where Artificial Intelligence and Cleantech Converge will bring together innovators and technology leaders from companies and organizations who are using AI to drive better management, safety and deployment of clean energy.