AI may accelerate job losses and carbon emissions, report finds

AI may accelerate job losses and carbon emissions, report finds

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The growing use of computing power in datacentres to operate AI has raised environmental concerns. But economists say it could be offset by the creation of new roles and non-automated sectors Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence could lead to short-term increases in unemployment, a rise in carbon emissions and leave regulators trailing in the wake of technological advances, according to an international panel of experts. The inaugural report on the safety of advanced AI, inspired by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , raised a number of concerns about a technology which has shot up the political and regulatory agenda after leaps forward such as the ChatGPT chatbot . The panel behind the study, chaired by leading computer scientist Yoshua Bengio , acknowledges there is far from universal agreement about […]

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