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AI's surging power use raises environmental concerns

AI's surging power use raises environmental concerns

As global energy demands soar, the explosive growth of AI technology presents significant sustainability challenges.

Elizabeth Kolbert reports for The New Yorker.

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Microsoft's aggressive AI expansion raises sustainability questions
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Microsoft's aggressive AI expansion raises sustainability questions

Microsoft's rapid deployment of data centers, especially in arid regions like Goodyear, Arizona, raises concerns over environmental sustainability and resource consumption.

Karen Hao reports for The Atlantic.

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Revolutionizing recycling with AI technology

Revolutionizing recycling with AI technology

Artificial intelligence is set to overhaul the recycling industry, promising more efficient sorting and reduced contamination.

Nicolás Rivero reports for TheWashington Post.

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New material found by AI could reduce lithium use in batteries

Microsoft said AI and supercomputing were used to synthesise an entirely new material.
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AI threats are here. Are Biden and the energy industry ready?

The administration is outlining an executive order on artificial intelligence as the energy sector monitors the benefits and downsides of AI.
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Google's expanded 'flood hub' uses AI to help us adapt to extreme weather

Google has announced that a tool using artificial intelligence to better predict river floods will be expanded to the U.S. and Canada, covering more than 800 North American riverside communities that are home to more than 12 million people.

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AI might drive down carbon — if its energy use is kept in check

The promising technology could be applied in various ways to address climate change. But it also uses a lot of power.
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