AI is huge, huge enough for professor Ng to say “AI is the New Electricity”. So we know that it is going to be used in varieties of different industries. The main advantage of AI can be summarized into one word, automation. Thanks to smart agents/models it can now perform complicated tasks that require basic human intelligence.
However, a big caveat is the fact that these models consume a lot of data and electricity. Both in computer vision and natural language processing the carbon footprint of the models has been increasing and this trend is not only environmentally unfriendly but also expensive, raising barriers to participation in this research.
Source: Can AI Solve Climate Change?