AI draining issues for our environment

The Bigger picture of AI draining issues for our environment.


AI powered chatbots are causing significant spikes in water usage.


The amount of water used by server farms to counteract the heat generated by computers has long been of concern to environmentalists. 

It may be a surprise to learn that AI requires vast amounts of computer power and in turn requires vast amounts of water.


Microsoft latest water consumption increased by 34% between 2021 to 2022 1.7 billion gallons. University of California suggests that the rise is down to AI.

Calculating Chat GPT requires a half a litre of water for every 5 to 50 questions.


Water is going to become a priority need for computer providers, will it push the price of water supplies upwards? 

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