AI can help us fight climate change. But it has an energy problem, too

[ad_1] Data centres that store and process algorithms use a lot of energy but there is little discussion about their environmental impact. Credit: 123net/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help us fight climate change—but it also comes at a cost to the planet. To truly benefit from the technology’s climate […]

The electric vehicle revolution has a visibility problem

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Which comes first: the electric vehicle or the charging station? That question has perplexed some experts and officials tasked with nurturing the electrification of transportation in American cities. Some have a clear view: “If you can’t imagine ownership because you can’t see the infrastructure, or the infrastructure’s not there, the […]