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The third event in the Electronics < > Ecologies series for ADM+S, ENERGY foregrounds the work of engineers and activists influencing the trajectory of resource use in today’s tech industry.

The IT sector currently accounts for somewhere between 1-4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with some scholars suggesting this will rise to at least 14% by 2040. These estimates predate the release of popular AI applications such as ChatGPT, and reflect generations of engineering training and business incentives that measured success in terms of size, accuracy and latency.

ENERGY shares personal stories and fieldwork findings of engineers grappling with sustainability questions in daily work. The session also features a book roundtable with the authors of Digital Energetics, and an overview of environmental advocacy in tech companies and global non-profits. (Download Digital Energetics for free in advance of the discussion; and take a look at recent reports by Tamara Kneese for AI Now and the Green Software Foundation).

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