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Tech for Good refers to the use of digital technologies to address social and ecological…
Tech for Good refers to the use of digital technologies to address social and ecological challenges. Artificial intelligence (AI), for example, is commonly used to improve energy efficiency, production processes, and crop yields. Yet, there is vast untapped potential in AI, especially when it comes to sustainability analysis. The technology can rigorously and accurately process data with unprecedented speed. This article looks behind the scenes of delphai’s AI technology and how it can enable organizations to assess their sustainability potential.
As a globally-accepted framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in 2015 are a common starting point for businesses when analyzing their social and environmental impact. Each SDG is divided into multiple sub-targets and measured through various indicators. The wording of each goal and target is highly specific in order to ensure that all relevant impact areas are covered. As a result, analyzing business activities in regards to the 169 targets has become an exceptionally complex task. Yet, in instances where humans fail to detect or comprehend intricate nuances, AI uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to label text data and run a comprehensive analysis.
Artificial intelligence is the solution to complex data analysis challenges. In terms of analyzing sustainability potential, organizations using AI benefit from:
Equipped with these advantages, AI has the power to analyze and measure the impact potential of all kinds of players, especially in the private sector. With AI on their side, businesses are empowered to analyze current activities, identify sustainability potential relative to their industry and market, and hence, are able to communicate their efforts.
delphai leverages the power of AI to classify and label business activities based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The methodology identifies the relation between texts and the 169 targets.
This is what happens when an organization wants to analyze its sustainability potential:
The same process applies when analyzing competitors, industries, or markets. Once the output is generated, impact focus is easily identified, and a sound sustainability strategy can be developed. As a result, organizations will be equipped with accurate data to transparently communicate their contribution towards the global SDGs.
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