So you got all these LLMs, right? Tens of thousands of GPUs, all guzzling up energy like crazy. It’s got scientists concerned about the planet’s future. But hold up – a Washington-based think tank backed by tech giants like Intel, Microsoft, and Google just said “Nah, don’t worry about it.” They claim these concerns are way overblown. They’re saying AI could actually do some good. For instance, using AI to predict grid demand and save energy, tracking methane emissions, or just optimizing farming processes – this is all stuff that’s really efficient and environmentally friendly. Plus, it’s calling into question how accurate estimates of power consumption and carbon emissions are. They’re saying, this thing might not be as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The report argues that thanks to the use of newer, more efficient technology, the power consumption of AI isn’t what we believe it to be. And the best part? This could be a win-win for everyone if we invest in AI to cut emissions and save energy. And who wouldn’t want that?