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AI has a large and growing carbon footprint, but there are potential solutions on the horizon

By Shirin Dora, Lecturer, Computer Science, Loughborough University
Given the huge problem-solving potential of artificial intelligence (AI), it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that AI could also help us in tackling the climate crisis. However, when we consider the energy needs of AI models, it becomes clear that the technology is as much a part of the climate problem as a solution.

The emissions come from the infrastructure associated with AI, such as building and running the data centres that handle…The Conversation

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