Hazard: High Environmental Cost#

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This hazard is appropriate where methodologies are energy-hungry, data-hungry (requiring more and more computation), or require special hardware that require rare materials.


Example 1: Cryptocurrency requires vast energy usage

Example 2: Language models require larger and larger datasets

Safety Precautions#

  • Consider in what circumstances it is worthwhile to use this type of methodology.

  • Consider future work that would reduce the need to use increasingly more resources.