AI Is Ravenous for Energy. Can It Be Satisfied?

Every company betting that artificial intelligence will transform how we work

and live has a big—and growing—problem:

AI is inherently ravenous for electricity

Some experts project that global electricity consumption for AI systems

AI systems could soon require adding the equivalent of a small country’s worth

small country’s worth of power generation to our planet.

That demand comes as the world is trying to electrify as much as possible

and decarbonize how that power is generated in the face of climate change.

Since 2010, power consumption for data centers has remained nearly flat,

as a proportion of global electricity production