Document Type

Oral Presentation

Publication Date

Spring 4-19-2024

Year of Award


Date Assignment Submitted



As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more processing power and energy usage are required. This increase in energy consumption by AI leads to increased carbon emissions in the atmosphere as well as rapid resource depletion. The effects of AI’s growing energy consumption can have severe negative impacts on global climate, biodiversity, sustainability, and other aspects of the environment. This research aims to highlight the volume of energy that artificial intelligence uses, the expected environmental effects of artificial intelligence’s expansion, as well as the potential innovative solutions and sustainable practices that can be implemented to decrease energy usage and preserve the planet while allowing artificial intelligence to continue in its development. Balance is essential regarding the advancement of artificial intelligence and environmental conservation. As many have experienced, technological innovation can foster increased efficiency, and greater knowledge and understanding, while also allowing humanity to accomplish things that were never thought to be possible. However, there will not be an inhabitable planet left to advance artificial intelligence if measures are not put in place to protect it. This is why it is imperative that researchers explore how artificial intelligence and sustainability can ultimately coincide with one another, allowing the artificial revolution to continue responsibly and safely from an environmental perspective so that generations to come are able to benefit from this impressive technology.


Lynn University


Lynn University Student Research Symposium


Oral Presentation




Boca Raton, FL


College of Business and Management


Dr. Ellen Ramsey


Dr. Ellen Ramsey – Faculty Sponsor

Professor Joseph Ingles – Project Inspiration

Roussos_AI’s Carbon Shadow An Exploration of the Energy Dilemma and Earth’s Future.pptx (10633 kB)
AI’s Carbon Shadow An Exploration of the Energy Dilemma and Earth’s Future



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