Eco-responsible AIs. Today.
The growth of the digital ecosystem is transforming the way we live -- and our environment as well.
ICT now accounts for about 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions. That's already a lot.
Within ten years and the generalization of AI-based applications, trend studies forecast this footprint in excess of 15% -- equivalent to half the emissions of the global transport sector -- if nothing is done to significantly reduce it.
east That is why LEXISTEMS is dedicated to designing eco‑responsible AIs based on six greenwashing‑free commitments:
01Measure and benchmark everything
Claiming eco-responsibility is one thing, proving it is another. To help our customers achieve their climate neutrality objectives, every Sensible Solution comes with its own carbon footprint report for overall training and typical inference. In production, Sensible Solutions also return actual carbon metrics with every result they produce.
02HPC-grade energy efficiency
As HPC veterans, we know how efficient programming means less hardware, compute energy and data exchanges at the core, edge and cloud levels. Our technologies systematically implement HPC best practices, the only ones capable of making exaflops supercomputers a sustainable reality. Deeply optimized algorithms and models is not only engineering elegance -- one of LEXISTEMS' corporate values -- it's the cleanest possible act with respect to our environment.
03Embedded AIs and lean payloads
We take pride in developing AIs that are efficient and smart enough to be embedded into low-consumption devices or mobile apps (15-60W switchable vs 1000W avg permanent + cooling for an API server). When models sizes or inference requirements don't cut it, we consistenly design the leanest possible APIs and payloads to reduce service and network energy needs to the minimum.
04Reduce time to information
Time to information is a function of data being fully findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable. This requires applications capable of understanding both users and the data they address. Time to information is where LEXISTEMS' meaning-based technologies shine, especially when compared to keywords and other obsolete alternatives. Think 1 API call vs 5 to 10. Meaning is just as green as it is powerful.
05Smart, unduplicated storage
Storage is no longer just the persistence of files. Today's applications have become multi-tiered, with increasingly distributed information. LEXISTEMS' AIs can read and digest data and documents from within their datastores, regardless of updates frequency. No duplication, no back-and-forth: using the right combination of locality, virtuality and vectorization, our technologies require 0 additional storage energy.
06Partner with eco‑responsible providers
Whether in compute, inference, storage or delivery, there's a lot of data services providers to choose from. We selectively partner with -- and recommend to our customers -- those who share our ambitious environmental commitments.