Best Application of AI in Sustainability: Meet the 2023 Finalists


In an era marked by environmental challenges and the pressing need for sustainable solutions, Artificial Intelligence has emerged as a transformative force. From reducing carbon emissions to enhancing resource management, AI is playing a pivotal role in reshaping the way we approach sustainability.

This article explores the profound impact of AI on sustainability, highlighting some of the ways in which this powerful technology is driving positive change. We will also take a closer look at the nominated companies in the Best Application of AI in Sustainability category for the 2023 AI Awards.

Smart Resource Management

One of the most significant contributions of AI to sustainability is in the efficient management of resources. AI-driven solutions are capable of analysing vast datasets to optimise resource consumption. This is particularly crucial in areas like energy management, where AI can adjust heating, cooling and lighting systems in buildings, reducing energy waste and cutting carbon emissions.

Wildlife Conservation

AI is also being harnessed for wildlife conservation efforts. AI-powered cameras and drones can monitor endangered species in remote locations, helping researchers gather crucial data on population trends and habitat usage. This technology assists in devising more effective conservation strategies and combating illegal poaching.

Sustainable Agriculture

AI-driven precision agriculture is making farming more sustainable. By collecting data on soil quality, weather conditions and crop health, AI can optimize the use of resources like water and fertiliser. This not only reduces waste but also increases crop yields, ensuring food security for a growing global population.

Disaster Response

In times of environmental crises, AI can play a crucial role in disaster response. AI-driven predictive models can help authorities anticipate and prepare for natural disasters. Additionally, AI-powered drones and robots can be used for search and rescue missions, reducing human risk.

Sustainability in Business

In the corporate world, AI is transforming sustainability efforts. Companies are using AI to analyse their supply chains and reduce their environmental footprint. From reducing packaging waste to optimising logistics, AI helps businesses meet their sustainability goals while improving their bottom lines.

Meet the 2023 AI Awards Finalists

Best Application of AI in Sustainability

Analytics Engines

For their work in partnership with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute(AFBI) to develop an AI system for seabed object detection and tracking with the aim of improving analysis accuracy, reducing costs and setting new industry standards.

Gemmo AI

For developing an API for noise source identification to address noise pollution in Dublin and beyond to improve health and enhance the quality of life. It’s their vision to create a world where environmental surveillance safeguards the planet.


A 2023 startup aiming to revolutionise the traditional plant hire industry in Ireland by providing a digital, green and AI-driven platform that offers environmentally friendly alternatives, connects consumers with plant hire companies and promotes climate awareness.


For using AI-driven solutions, including the recommender system and AI Digital Twins (AIDTs) to transform Remote Working Hubs (RWHs) in Ireland with the aim of reducing carbon emissions, boosting local economies and improving work-life balance.

The impact of AI on sustainability is undeniable. With its ability to analyse, predict and optimise, AI is driving innovative solutions that are not only environmentally friendly but also economically viable. 

As we continue to face global challenges related to climate change and resource scarcity, AI offers a promising path towards a more sustainable future. By harnessing the power of AI, we can address these challenges head-on and pave the way for a greener, more resilient planet.

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