AI’s effects on climate change

AI's effects on climate change

Severe wildfires, raging storms and other extreme weather conditions are all indications that the climate is changing and not for the better.

Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its sixth report on the assessment of global climate conditions. The report looks at environments that are growing warmer, rising sea levels and species becoming extinct. The warning is clear: Something must be done to save the climate.

But some have attempted to use AI to combat climate change.

For example, Microsoft’s AI for Earth is meant to create AI projects that fight global climate change. Also, Nvidia has revealed plans to build a supercomputer that predicts climate change.

However, the use of AI technology to counter climate change is in some ways contradictory because of the technology’s tendency to consumer large amounts of energy.

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