1 min readAI and the climate emergency: what’s the connection?

AI is worsening the climate crisis. Is it worth the risk?

Remember the robotic arm that solved a Rubik’s cube [see OpenAI’s Robotic Hand Solves Rubik’s Cube]? That needed atleast 1,000 desktop computers, several dozen machines, and months of continuous energy supply. Machine learning systems consume so much energy that it is beginning to trouble some AI experts who are also awakening to the reality of the climate crisis. 

In this article for Wired, Will Knight details the environmental impact of AI and explains why he thinks AI can worsen the climate crisis. 

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