International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), a technology and IT consulting company, announced a suite of environmental intelligence software that leverages AI to help organizations prepare for and respond to weather and climate risks, assess their own impact on the planet and reduce the complexity of regulatory compliance and reporting.
The IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite helps companies streamline and automate the management of environmental risks and operationalize underlying processes, including carbon accounting and reduction, to meet environmental goals. The suite leverages existing weather data from IBM, advanced geospatial analytics already in use by companies around the world and new innovations from IBM Research. It delivers environmental insights via APIs, dashboards, maps and alerts that can help companies address both immediate operational challenges as well as longer-term planning and strategies. For instance, the suite could help retailers prepare for severe weather-related shipping and inventory disruptions or factor environmental risks into future warehouse locations. It could help energy and utility companies determine where to trim vegetation around power lines or which of their critical assets may be at greater risk from wildfires due to climate change. Or the suite could help supermarkets get a clearer picture of how refrigeration systems are contributing to their overall greenhouse gas emissions.
“The future of business and the environment are deeply intertwined. Not only are companies coping with the effects of extreme weather disruptions on their operations, they’re also being held increasingly accountable by shareholders and regulators for how their operations impact the planet,” said Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D., general manager, IBM AI Applications. “IBM is bringing together the power of AI and hybrid cloud to provide businesses with environmental intelligence designed to help them improve environmental performance and reporting, create more efficient business operations to reduce resource consumption and plan for resiliency in the face of climate disruptions.”
About International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
IBM, is a computer, technology and IT consulting corporation, operating through five segments: Cloud and Cognitive Software, Global Business Services, Global Technology Services, Systems, and Global Financing. Headquartered in New York, IBM strives for global progress through the application of intelligence, reason and science to improve business, society and the human condition.
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