AI can be a climate warrior, but what about its carbon footprint? | FT Climate Capital

Can we harness AI’s unique capabilities as a climate warrior? Billions are being poured into programmes aiming to do just that. The US government, for example, has invested $4.5bn in a smart-energy grid, and the UN predicts that AI will be fundamental in driving sustainable consumer choices. But as the FT’s climate editor Emiliya Mychasuk explains, AI comes with ethical challenges, and its own carbon footprint is growing.

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