It is imperative to remember that as we use AI, there are profound consequences.

Should AI Tech companies join a Water Guzzlers Anonymous group? Or really, they are using resources at an astonishing rate while remaining as anonymous as possible.

Large language models such as ChatGPT are some of the most energy-guzzling technologies of all. Research suggests, for instance, that about 700,000 litres of water could have been used to cool the machines that trained ChatGPT-3 at Microsoft’s data facilities….

The extraction process [for batteries] often involves significant water usage and can lead to pollution, undermining water security. The extraction of these minerals are also often linked to human rights violations and poor labour standards.

via Mariana Mazzucato, The Guardian