ChatGPT needs to ‘drink’ a water bottle’s worth of fresh water for every 20 to 50 questions you ask

As the general public rushes to generative AI tools like ChatGPT, the environmental impact of the new technology is beginning to come to light.

While there’s still very little data on AI and sustainability, a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Texas, Arlington points to the water footprint of AI models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 and GPT-4.

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Published April 14, 2023
Originally Published at Business Insider