AI Revolution Firing Nuclear Power Push – NBC News – Asia Financial

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The AI revolution is having an unexpected consequence with its need for sustainable power fuelling a nuclear power push, NBC News reported.

A nuclear startup, backed by OpenAI chief Sam Altman, wants to power homes and data centres alike, with tech firms and Silicon Valley billionaires having been pouring money into nuclear energy for years, pitching it as crucial to the green transition, the story went on.

But while generative AI is growing at speed, nuclear power projects are heavily regulated and usually develop at a very slow pace, raising questions about whether nuclear energy can cut emissions as quickly as energy-guzzling AI adds to them.

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  • By Sean O’Meara

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Sean O’Meara

Sean O’Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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