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Big tech companies like Microsoft and Google are reportedly guzzling water to power and train their AI models.
Will environmental issues add a new hurdle to the AI revolution?
💧 New report: AI a drain on water supply
👀 IRS deploys AI to catch rich tax cheats
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AI & THE ENVIRONMENT
The Rundown: Generating advanced AI like ChatGPT requires immense computing power and water for cooling. Researchers at the University of California recently found that five queries gulp down approximately a 16-ounce bottle of water at Microsoft's data center in Iowa.
In 2021-2022, Microsoft's global water consumption spiked by 34%, with the UC researchers pinning it down to rising AI demands.
Google also reported a 20% growth in water usage during the same period.
The data center reportedly uses up to half a liter of water for 5 to 50 ChatGPT queries, influenced by server location and weather factors.
Big tech companies responded by acknowledging the water-intensive nature of training AI while also highlighting the advances in renewable energy, efficiency, and sustainability efforts.
Why it matters: The AI revolution doesn't come cheap or easy on resources — and amid global environmental concerns, the tech’s water consumption will be a tough public narrative to handle. As public awareness grows, transparency and efficiency will be the key to sustainable innovation.
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The Rundown: The U.S. government will start leveraging AI to uncover potential tax violations by wealthy individuals and large partnerships, according to a new release from the IRS.
AI already helped the IRS identify and begin investigations into 75 partnerships with over $10B in assets.
The IRS pledged not to increase audit rates for those earning less than $400,000 annually, prioritizing increased scrutiny on high-income earners and large corporations.
Part of the IRS's effort to boost revenue through increased tax compliance, enabled by new funding after years of IRS budget cuts.
Noteworthy: In a tax system where the highest earners are notoriously under-policed (and difficult to catch), the IRS turning to AI could unlock a powerful new way to crack down on large-scale tax evasion. But will it be enough?
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Amazon is moving to mandate Kindle self-publishers to disclose the use of AI-generated text and images following talks with the Authors Guild. The decision aims to rein in the flood of AI books on the market, though details on enforcement are vague.
Digital marketplace giant eBay announced a new AI tool that generates product listings from just a photo — allowing sellers to generate titles, descriptions, pricing, and more. eBay says the new feature aims to ease seller onboarding — but longtime sellers complain the AI spouts inaccuracies and overly wordy fluff.
NVIDIA just revealed their collaboration with the Indian conglomerates Reliance and Tata to bring AI tech and skills to India. NVIDIA will provide its Grace Hopper chips and DGX Cloud to build a robust national AI infrastructure, aiming to develop India-specific AI solutions for healthcare, agriculture, weather prediction, and more.
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