Environmental impacts of Artificial Intelligence art

Environmental impacts of Artificial Intelligence art

A study released by MIT Technology Review found that the “training” phase of artificial intelligence software, using only a high-performance graphics card, has the same carbon footprint as flying across the United States. This footprint is even larger on more complex devices, such as those used to create works of art.

This is a result of the high energy dependence of these programs, which is responsible for the release of greenhouse gases. In addition, computers and other devices used for storing AI information produce a lot of heat and need cooling.

Through the development of the area, several technology companies began to adapt to sustainability. Microsoft, for example, has announced its intentions to be carbon neutral by 2030, developing tools to help customers understand their carbon footprint.

However, these initiatives need to be extended to all companies in the technological environment so that the artificial impacts of AI are minimized.