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Overestimating AI's water footprint

Researchers need to be more careful about the inputs into their models. Overestimates undermine the goal of reducing the environmental impact of IT.



How much water do data centers use?

US data centers are expected to use 660 billion litres of water in 2020. In 2018, Google consumed 15.79bn litres and Microsoft 3.61bn litres, 2021. primarily for their data centers. What is this used for and how does it 2022. impact the environment?