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Carbon Footprint
A data centerDEAN MOUHTAROPOULOS | GETTY; EDITED BY MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint. By Karen Hao June 6, 2019 The artificial-intelligence industry is often compared to the oil industry: once mined and refined, data, like oil, can be a highly lucrative commodity. Now it seems the metaphor may extend even further. Like its...
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Source: https://theecologist.org/2020/apr/30/smart-techs-carbon-footprint Matthew Barton  30th April 2020 E-waste workers With data centres set to have a bigger carbon footprint than the whole aviation industry, smart technology’s benefits need urgent re-examination. The embedded energy costs of communications technologies and voracious digital consumption are actually exacerbating global heating rather than helping prevent it, the recent Shift Project report, Lean ICT, Toward...
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Crawford, Kate, Roel Dobbe, Theodora Dryer, Genevieve Fried, Ben Green, Elizabeth Kaziunas, Amba Kak, Varoon Mathur, Erin McElroy, Andrea Nill Sánchez, Deborah Raji, Joy Lisi Rankin, Rashida Richardson, Jason Schultz, Sarah Myers West, and Meredith Whittaker. AI Now 2019 Report . New York: AI Now Institute, 2019, https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2019_Report.html . Extract: 2.4 AI and the Climate...
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