We’re thrilled to become the first financial backer of Open Climate Fix, a new non-profit research and development lab, totally focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible. Every part of the organisation is designed to maximise climate impact, such as our open and collaborative approach, our rapid prototyping, and our attention on finding scalable & practical solutions. The organisation is run by Jack Kelly and Dan Travers.
By using an open-source approach, Open Climate Fix can draw upon a much larger pool of knowledge and skills than any individual company, so combining existing islands of knowledge and accelerating progress. Their approach will be to:
Search for ML (Machine Learning) problems where, if they solve a well-defined ML task, then there's likely to be a large climate impact. Then, for each of these challenges, they’ll:
Collate & release data, and write software tools to make it super-easy for people to consume this data.
Run a collaborative 'global research project' where everyone from 16-year-olds to PhD students to corporate research labs can help solve the ML task.
Help to put good solutions into production, once the community has developed them, so they can be reducing emissions ASAP.
If you’d like to get involved, please reach out to email@example.com.