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AI - A New Future For Ecosystems

Sidhant Gupta
Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
Complimentary Drinks from 6:30 pm; Talk at 7:30 pm
Capital Group, 27/F, One International Finance Centre, Central

RGS-HK is delighted to invite Sidhant Gupta to talk about his Guinnes world record-winning project, the Clearbot, and the advent of AI technology for environmental solutions.

The Clearbot is a solar-powered robot with sensors that detect and collect debris like plastic bottles and bags.  It is a novel approach to cleaning up waterways around the world, using cutting-edge AI technology.  It collects more waste than traditional manual methods,has low operating costs, and has the potential to prevent plastic waste from entering oceans and harming marine life. Sidhant provides examples of the Clearbot project in action, including its deployment in waterways in Cambodia and Malaysia.

The talk delves into the concept of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and corporate involvement in sustainable practices.  Sidhant explains how companies can adopt ESG practices to reduce their environmental impact, and how everyone can make an impact in protecting the environment.

Hailing from Bangalore, India, Sidhant Gupta is the founder of Clearbot, an AI-powered, self-navigating boat that can automate marine cleanup, oil clearing, foam removal and other critical maritime tasks without any pollution or manpower requirement.  While removing water pollutants, the robots have also helped generate actionable data for governments.  Sidhant has been passionate about robotics since he was young. His goal-driven mindset has led him to break two world records in robotics: a national record for making India’s smallest robot in 2013, and a Guinness World record for the fastest robotic fish in his Vayu project at The University of Hong Kong in 2020. Combining his love for robotics and desire to change the world, Sidhant is determined to pioneer a sustainable future for ocean mobility through Clearbot.

Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$200 for RGS Members and HK$250 for guests and others.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to
Capital Group as the Venue Sponsor of this talk.


The opinions expressed in this talk are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.

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