There’s so much machine learning and natural language processing happening – but is it good for the environment? The journal Science recently reported that the total amount of energy consumed by data centers made up about 1% of global energy use over the past decade. Little wonder when you think that one recent natural language processing model was trained on a data set of 40 billion words!
So a group of researchers from the UK and France, set out to explore the environmental impact of a different form of training—called federated learning—and discovered that it had a significantly greener impact.
Should we be doing more to find energy-efficient approaches to training AI models?
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Consumer-friendly voice assistants (VA) were introduced in 2011 by the launch of Siri followed by Alexa in 2014. These systems are being continually refined using machine learning, which is optimising the way that machines can understand human voices as well as giving AI a better ‘bedside manner’.
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