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Influencing the carbon emissions of AI

There is a correlation between the training time and energy consumption, but that doesn’t mean there is a correlation between training time and carbon emissions.


Energy systems and 24/7 carbon free energy

With the grid mix constantly changing, what needs to happen to energy systems to reach the goal of 24/7 carbon free energy? Google has funded two studies to find out.

Roman Climate Optimum and energy system resiliency

It’s quite easy to argue that modern civilization is much more robust and resilient than any ancient society, but consider how much of our critical infrastructure is written in memory unsafe languages!


How do you access knowledge without electricity?

Nationwide systems failure of the electricity transmission grid is unlikely, but what are the risks? What happens in a black start? Could space weather cause data loss? How do you access knowledge without electricity?