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AI uses too much energy. How can we solve this problem?

AI is able to distinguish a dog from a cat, but the billions of calculations needed to do so demand quite a lot of energy. The human brain can do the same thing while using only a small fraction of this energy. Could this inspire us to develop more energy-efficient AI systems?

Summary

The popularity of AI applications causes an explosive growth in energy consumption

Consumers have no way to figure out how 'green' the AI systems they use every day actually are

To create truly energy-efficient AI systems, we need an integrated approach that combines innovations in data usage, hardware and software