Summary: The management of the environmental impact of AI is crucial as its applications continue to scale. There are challenges in predicting the future growth of energy use and emissions from AI compute in data centers. To address this, proven methods and new technologies are being used to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, such as Google’s Tensor Processing Units v4. Additionally, Google-owned and -operated data centers are designed for maximum efficiency. A climate-conscious approach to cooling data centers is also being implemented, with a focus on responsible water use to reduce emissions.
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