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May 16, 2022

Artificial intelligence is becoming sustainable

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

A research group from Politecnico di Milano has developed a new computing circuit that can execute advanced operations, typical of neural networks for artificial intelligence, in one single operation.

The circuit performance in terms of speed and paves the way for a new generation of computing accelerators that are more energy efficient and more sustainable on a global scale. The study has been recently published in the prestigious Science Advances.

Recognizing a face or an object, or correctly interpreting a word or a musical tune are operations that are today possible on the most common electronic gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, thanks to artificial intelligence. For this to happen, complicated neural networks needs to be appropriately trained, which is so energetically demanding that, according to some studies, the that derives from the training of a complex can equal the emission of 5 cars throughout their whole life cycle.

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