The Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘Genie’ is out of the ‘Bottle’: Considering the Potential Impacts of AI on Public Health from a Climate Change and One Health Perspective

Jennifer Moran Stritch, Lisa O’Rourke Scott1, Frank Houghton


Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers significant potential to improve health, medical and social care. It equally offers substantial opportunities in improving the education and training of health, medical and social care professionals. However, AI training and development, as well as AI use into the future requires considerable electrical power. In our anthropocene world already experiencing the negative impacts of global warming and climate change the increased burden of additional power production should not be taken lightly. It is recommended that all AI developments in the fields of health and social care and education be matched with equivalent or better reductions in carbon production.

DOI: 10.61034/JGPOH-2024-8