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What is ClimateGPT, the AI ​​that wants to save us from global warming ?


Artificial intelligence makes it possible to answer complex questions, but also to predict scenarios based on probabilities. It is with this in mind that scientists have developed an artificial intelligence specialized in the fight against global warming, ClimateGPT. According to its creators, l’Endowment for Climate Intelligence (ECI), this AI would be capable of creating new solutions to fight global warming.

This is not, however, a major world first; the IPCC has already in the past used the capabilities of artificial intelligence to resolve complex climate-related problems. With ClimateGPT, the ECI wants to offer a new tool to help researchers, policy makers and business leaders… in their fight against global warming.

To move in this direction, AI would be able to synthesize research data, generate future climate scenarios, but also identify vulnerabilities within a target population or infrastructure.

In order to work in the best possible way, the AI ​​will be powered by a fairly impressive database. Its creators cited more than 10 billion web pages as well as millions of scientific articles on global warming.

A system without limits?

Some scientists, however, are quite skeptical about the future results of this AI. According to them, artificial intelligence cannot produce new data. She only “recycles” what she has learned in her database, she can draw conclusions, but not propose new solutions. This capacity for projection and imagination is still far from the capabilities of AI.

A use which would therefore be limited to work of synthesis. But scientists fear that all this is not really profitable when we know the energy demands of artificial intelligence to function properly.

An additional source of pollution

Because that's the whole paradox. Artificial intelligence is an ultra-polluting solution. The slightest search on ChatGPT emits phenomenal amounts of greenhouse gases.

Overall, our consumption of technological products is responsible for 4% of global pollution. In a recent study, scientists estimated that artificial intelligence is expected to consume as much water as the United Kingdom in 2027.

En Regarding ClimateGPT, its creators have assured that they wanted to limit the environmental impact of their AI as much as possible. They offered their artificial intelligence in around twenty languages ​​on their website. Its use is currently only via invitation.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116