Nuclear Hungry AI!

Devil’s Advocate
1 min readJun 8, 2024

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Nuclear fusion — the energy source that powers stars — could soon be powering the ever-growing demands of artificial intelligence.

OpenAI, the research lab behind powerful AI models like GPT-3, is reportedly in talks with Helion, a company developing nuclear fusion reactors.

If they do strike a deal, OpenAI would get the clean and virtually limitless energy it needs to run its AI systems, while giving Helion a much-needed boost to develop its revolutionary tech.

This potential partnership could be a game-changer for both AI and clean energy. Fusion power has the potential to revolutionize our energy sector, providing safe, sustainable power for generations to come. And for AI, access to abundant clean energy would fuel even more groundbreaking research and development.

There is still one “ocean level” problem with such AI companies — the water required to cool these data centers. That is a whole different challenge to still overcome.

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