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Crisis in the Energy Sector! Artificial Intelligence Will Have a Negative Impact on Electricity Bills

Crisis in the Energy Sector! Artificial Intelligence Will Have a Negative Impact on Electricity Bills

Artificial intelligence’s growing demand for energy is leaving tech companies with environmental ethics. Investment in technologies such as fusion has started. Here are the details!

The rapidly growing energy needs of artificial intelligence are putting big tech companies in a challenging situation. This increases emissions and puts the use of fossil fuels back on the agenda. Giants like Microsoft aim to solve this problem by investing in promising but questionable technologies such as nuclear fusion.

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution and the Energy Crisis

For decades, the Columbia River has powered the American West with hydroelectric power. But the AI revolution is demanding much more energy. To meet this demand, Microsoft plans to generate energy from atomic fusion.

This process mimics the collision of atoms that fuels the sun. But physicists predict it won’t happen for Microsoft either.

The energy consumption of artificial intelligence has accelerated the construction of large data centers. These centers consume enough power to meet the energy needs of a medium-sized city. For example, Meta’s data center complex in Iowa consumes the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of 7 million laptops.

Crisis in the Energy Sector

This high energy demand contradicts the clean energy commitments of tech giants. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Meta have pledged to completely eliminate their emissions by 2030. However, these commitments require a large share of their current energy needs to be met by fossil fuels.

To meet future energy needs, tech giants are investing heavily in experimental clean energy projects such as fusion energy, small nuclear reactors and geothermal energy. However, it remains unclear whether these projects will be successful.

Current energy demand is increasing the use of fossil fuels, making it harder to meet environmental sustainability goals. To meet critical energy needs, these companies need to develop innovative and practical solutions.

Gül Demirci

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