Hot Stuff — Can AI Burn Past Its Own Energy Consumption Issues?

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Generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as ChatGPT have captured the world’s attention, with many people using it for writing and graphic design projects. But a substantial amount of energy is used to run the generative AI algorithms — five times more than a regular search engine inquiry, according to a recent report from real estate firm JLL. Training OpenAI’s ChatGPT took the same amount of energy as driving 123 combustion vehicles for a year. Similar Web reported nearly 2 billion AI queries on ChatGPT in May, boosting the amount of heat radiating from data centers. “Data c…

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