Is sustainable deep learning possible?

Scientists are attempting to replicate the brain’s frugality to make deep learning less polluting. — AFP Relaxnews

Training a deep learning machine causes as much pollution as the emissions of five automobiles over their lifetime. Not surprisingly, researchers are working on new methods with a view to reducing the carbon footprint of these machines.

In June, American company OpenAI unveiled the world's largest text generator. Called GPT-3, the new artificial intelligence (AI) model can, among other things, write creative fiction and translate legal jargon into plain English, two functions that have been achieved using deep learning.

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