This AI chatbot will answer all your climate change questions

Washington Post launches conversational AI chatbot for climate change questions


A new AI can help you understand climate change and how it's causing a global crisis. has introduced , which is designed to respond to your questions directly using the newspaper's climate journalism. The AI draws from the publication's extensive archive on the subject to compose its response in everyday language, along with links to the pieces it is using as sources.

"The rise of chat interfaces powered by generative AI got us thinking: How could we offer an experience that leaned into the expertise and high-quality reporting produced by The Washington Post?" chief technology officer Vineet Khosla explained in a blog . "This experiment leverages artificial intelligence to help our users discover and explore our authoritative climate reporting." Climate Answers turns to articles published by the Climate & Environment and Weather sections since 2016 to respond to queries.

The AI has some strict guardrails on it to prevent hallucinations or misinformation. If the tool doesn't surface any useful articles to use as sources for an answer, it will just say it can't answer rather than provide an incorrect or irrelevant answer. Interactive AI Journalism Accurate and accessible climate information is increasingly crucial.

The effects of climate change are impossible to ignore for anyone paying a slight bit of attention, but greater awareness of what's happening and how to combat it are crucial to actually mitigating the deadly future we all face. Utilizing AI to streamline access to c.