Sustainable development has become a strategic issue that companies cannot ignore. IBM, which has been in this field for 50 years, is also delivering its fundamental innovation answers this year. “With 2nm chips, smartphones can be charged every 4 days,” the company says. At the MEET2022 Smart Future Conference, Dr. Xie Dong, vice president of IBM, on how IBM is accelerating technology innovation and working with partners to create a sustainable future.
Here are the highlights of his speech
For the next decade, the top three business risks for companies relate to the environment. These include extreme weather conditions, the failure of climate protection measures and man-made environmental damage. In the context of the dual carbon goal, sustainable development is not just the social responsibility of all companies. It is also a strategic question that companies need to ask themselves.
IBM proposed earlier this year to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The application of quantum computers in AI / ML optimization, molecular structure analysis, and simulation has shown great benefits, and the future of large-scale usage won’t be too far.
One of the highlights of this speech is the capacity of a 2nm chip. According to IBM, 2 nm chips will make it possible to charge the smartphone once in four days. At the moment, the smartphone is usually charged once a day, depending on the user and battery capacity. Heavy users charge their smartphone several times a day.
Sustainable development is the common task of all mankind
In the age of rapid economic and technological development, the diverse challenges facing mankind are still very great. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters caused by climate change are devastating the world. Indeed, government companies, investors and consumers are paying increasing attention to sustainable development issues related to the environment.
In 2015, the United Nations adopted a Sustainable Development Goal with 17 subtopics to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity. This is not just an advocacy and appeal, but also a program of action. Currently, according to China’s double CO2 targets, sustainable development is not only the social responsibility of all companies, but also a strategic task that companies must face.
How should companies meet these challenges? Like big data, artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud and the coming quantum computing, new technologies will bring about significant changes and improvements for sustainable development.