data centre


1. Environment impact

Data centers already account for around one percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. That is expected to rise as demand for cloud computing increases, but the companies running search have promised to reduce their net contribution to global heating.

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“It’s definitely not as bad as transportation or the textile industry,” Gómez-Rodríguez says. “But [AI] can be a significant contributor to emissions.”

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It is estimated that data centers account for around 2% of global water usage, with the average facility consuming the same amount of water per day as a large town.

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2. Elsewhere

2.2. In the Agora

2.3. Mentions

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