๐Ÿ”ฅ AI's Growing Energy Consumption

โ€“ Artificial intelligence (AI) may consume more electricity than some small countries.

โ€“ A study in Joule warns about the potential surge in energy demand due to AI.

โ€“ Google's AI accounted for 10%-15% of its energy use in 2021.

โ€“ A worst-case scenario could see Google's AI using as much energy as Ireland.

โ€“ Developers need to get creative with resource usage to mitigate energy consumption.

โ€“ AI's energy use is similar to the early days of Bitcoin mining.

โ€“ Alternative energy sources like flare gas and biogas could be used.

โ€“ Improvements in hardware and software efficiency may reduce energy consumption.

โ€“ A rebound effect could increase AI's energy demand despite efficiency gains.

โ€“ AI's popularity in 2022 and 2023 could drive greater data center electricity consumption.