Should we be worried about AI’s growing energy use?

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The expanding use of large AI models demands huge numbers of powerful servers, which could end up consuming as much energy as whole countries.

Sandra Wachter, Professor of Technology and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, comments: ‘We just interact with the technology and we’re not actually aware of how much resources – electricity, water, space – it takes.’ Legislation to force transparency about AI models’ environmental impact would push companies to act more responsibly’, she says.

Read more in the New Scientist here.

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