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In support of the strike against the pension reform, and in agreement with the speakers, the January 31 session of the Digital Environmental Policies seminar, hosting Thomas Beauvisage (Sense, Orange Labs) and Jean-Samuel Beuscart (SES Department, Télécom Paris, i3), for a presentation entitled “Measuring the environmental footprint of the digital economy: issues and controversies” is postponed to Thursday, March 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Seminar Series on Digital Environmental Policies will welcome
Thomas Beauvisage (Sense, Orange Labs)
et Jean-Samuel Beuscart (Département SES, Télécom Paris, i3)
Mesurer l’empreinte environnementale du numérique :
enjeux et controverses
(Measuring the environmental footprint of digital technology:issues and controversies)
The seminar is organized by Clément Marquet (CSI, Mines Paris – PSL, i3) and Sophie Quinton (Inria, GDS EcoInfo), as part of the Politiques environnementales du numérique [Digital Environmental Policies] working group of the GDR Internet, AI and Society.
The seminar will be held by videoconference. Participation is upon registration only.
For the past few years, the environmental consequences of digital technologies have been the subject of increasing attention , calling into question the promise of a convergence between ecological and digital transition. While these alerts are not altogether new , only recently have they attracted the attention of French political authorities . This policy interest arises as the State and economic players invest massively in large-scale digital projects such as 5G, artificial intelligence, the autonomous vehicle and the Internet of Things. So many projects whose consequences cannot be accurately anticipated, but which in fact involve a proliferation of equipment and data. More generally, there still is a lack of in-depth reflection on the direct environmental impacts (energy and resource requirements, pollution, etc.) and indirect impacts (optimizations driving the overall increase in production and consumption, etc.) of digital technology.