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It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn - Why AI is so power-hungry?

By some estimates, training an AI model generates as much carbon emissions as it takes to build and drive five cars over their lifetimes

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This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-processing artificial intelligence, the type used in Google Search and other text analysis products.
Among the risks is the large carbon footprint of developing this kind of AI technology. By some estimates, training an AI model generates as much carbon emissions as it takes to build and drive five cars over their lifetimes.
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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 10:37 AM IST

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