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AI and machine learning has a climate impact from the energy used at all stages from development to deployment, as well as considerations around embodied energy in hardware from GPUs to data centres. The majority of emissions come from CO2 released from electricity generation powering AI processes. The carbon intensity of any particular project is highly dependent on its location and the electricity mix that it consumes.
 
Efforts to quantify the CO2 impact of ML have been undertaken<ref name=":0">{{Cite journal|last=Lacoste|first=Alexandre|last2=Luccioni|first2=Alexandra|last3=Schmidt|first3=Victor |last4=Dandres|first4=Thomas|date=2019-10-21|title=Quantifying the Carbon Emissions of Machine Learning|url=https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.09700|journal=arXiv:1910.09700 [cs, stat]}}</ref><ref>{{Cite journal|last=Henderson|first=Peter|last2=Hu|first2=Jieru|last3=Romoff|first3=Joshua|last4=Brunskill|first4=Emma|last5=Jurafsky|first5=Dan|last6=Pineau|first6=Joelle|date=2020-01-31|title=Towards the Systematic Reporting of the Energy and Carbon Footprints of Machine Learning|url=http://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05651|journal=arXiv:2002.05651 [cs]}}</ref>.
 
== Machine Learning Application Areas ==
 
== Background Readings ==
Efforts to quantify the CO2 impact of ML have been undertaken<ref name=":0">{{Cite journal|last=Lacoste|first=Alexandre|last2=Luccioni|first2=Alexandra|last3=Schmidt|first3=Victor |last4=Dandres|first4=Thomas|date=2019-10-21|title=Quantifying the Carbon Emissions of Machine Learning|url=https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.09700|journal=arXiv:1910.09700 [cs, stat]}}</ref><ref>{{Cite journal|last=Henderson|first=Peter|last2=Hu|first2=Jieru|last3=Romoff|first3=Joshua|last4=Brunskill|first4=Emma|last5=Jurafsky|first5=Dan|last6=Pineau|first6=Joelle|date=2020-01-31|title=Towards the Systematic Reporting of the Energy and Carbon Footprints of Machine Learning|url=http://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05651|journal=arXiv:2002.05651 [cs]}}</ref>.
 
 
== Online Courses and Course Materials ==