AI Changed Everything About Everything – From the food we eat to the way we work. Its transformation potential is immense – almost infinite. However, there are downsides to this.
Even the most costly model, BERT, had a carbon footprint of roughly 1,400 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent, close to the carbon footprint of a round-trip trans-America flight for one person. Generally, AI researchers develop a new model from scratch or adapt an existing model to a new data set. Both of these processes require many more rounds of training and tuning.