GPT-3: an AI game-changer or an environmental disaster? | John Naughton | Opinion

Unless you’ve been holidaying on Mars, or perhaps in Spain (alongside the transport secretary), you may have noticed some fuss on social media about something called GPT-3. The GPT bit stands for the “generative pre-training” of a language model that acquires knowledge of the world by “reading” enormous quantities of Continue Reading

Consumers See Tech Innovations as Critical to Future Environmental Sustainability, says Report | Tempemail

Sourced from Hewlett-Packard. The latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report reveals fresh insights on consumer attitudes toward sustainability challenges – and how technology could help them to make a greater positive impact. From governments and businesses to millions of school children going on strike as part of Fridays for Future – the Continue Reading

Sceptical consumers are not convinced by big brand environmental pledges- Tempemail

UK consumers are increasingly prioritising environmental issues, with 64% citing plastic pollution as their number one concern. The survey of 2,264 internet users conducted by GlobalWebIndex found that shifting societal pressures are fueling a large degree of scepticism towards the sustainability stance of big brands, with 49% of the belief Continue Reading

Why woke millennials are ignoring the environmental impact of online shopping- Tempemail

As high street retail continues to deplete and more people shop online, increasing to 19% of all retail sales in December 2019, a new report by retail marketing experts Gekko shows there’s increasing consumer concern about the environmental and societal impact of this transition and a marked difference in attitude Continue Reading

Atos gets ISO 14001 environmental certification for four of its Atos | Syntel sites in India- Tempemail

Atos, announced that four of its largest sites in India, consolidated through the acquisition of Syntel in 2018, have achieved ISO 14001 environmental certification, which reflects the company’s commitment to use resources efficiently and responsibly and to measure and manage environmental impact of company decisions. This is in line with Continue Reading

Starbucks hires first sustainability chief from Levi’s in environmental brand pivot- Tempemail

Levi’s long-term vice-president of sustainability has departed to become Starbucks’ first chief sustainability officer, joining the coffee maker as it commits to maintain “brand relevance” with plant-based menus and a shift to reusable packaging. Michael Kobori had worked for Levi’s for 22 years, taking up the top sustainability job in Continue Reading

Travel supplement: Creative control v environmental equilibrium- Tempemail

In 2002 British Airways delivered an ad that showcased the power of a face to face meeting over a call. It’s not an especially amazing or stand out piece of work, but the message always stuck with me: it’s always best to meet a client face to face, to look Continue Reading

Extinction Rebellion mocks up HS2 train set to warn of its environmental impact- Tempemail

With the 2019 general election in the rear mirror, plans for the controversial HighSpeed 2 (HS2) will resume. Extinction Rebellion and other eco-fighters are looking to force a rethink from MPs by creating an attention-grabbing train set. The planned railway connector between London and Manchester has been one of the Continue Reading