ChatGPT Is Consuming Water
ChatGPT Is Consuming Water
ChatGPT Is Consuming Water

Yes, you heard it right. You may not know a fact that “7,00,000 liter water has been needed to train GPT-3 model.” This is a huge number of water that has been used just to train the model and to maintain the ChatGPT it costs more water.

Don’t know how? – Let’s find out…!

Why Water is Consumed By ChatGPT?

This AI tool has a huge database and all of a sudden when a person comes into the ChatGPT and asks something this tool instantly provides the answers from the database.

So it has to find the answers from that huge database then process it and provide some helpful unique answers to the users.

You may also check another AI tool ERNIE which works same as like ChatGPT but has more features.

This is a lot of tasks on the backend which is happening while we are getting our answers and to keep the process stable they have to use water to keep all the things, and machines cool.

That’s why water is being used to cool the backend hardware, machines, and database of ChatGPT. Now to give you a clear idea of how much water is being used, below is providing some stats.

  • A 15-20 minute chat with ChatGPT consumed 500 ML water
  • 20-25 Questions asked to ChatGPT consumed 500 ML water

You may think that it’s not that much water that is being consumed during the process of training and providing answers.

But wait for the next stat which is going to shock you.

  • ChatGPT’s total users are 100 million and on a daily basis 13 million unique visitors are using ChatGPT as of January 2023
  • Now you just calculate how much water is being consumed per day
  • As per our calculation, it consumed 6,500,000 liters of water per day (as per the user numbers of January 2023).
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So now you may have gotten a clear idea of how the water is being consumed by this AI chatbot from OpenAI.

This is underrated news that is not being spread by people. But this should be seen by all of us and we all should take some steps or find some other ways to do the cooling process.

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