Energy Technology
November 20th, 2023 Podcast by The Last Optimist

The Last Optimist: Will Climate Policies Throttle the A.I. Era?

We revisit, with new research, the astonishing energy appetite of artificial intelligence (A.I.), a reality completely absent from the just-released 18,000 word Executive Order on A.I. Yet the Administration's “whole-of-government” pursuit of climate policies is seen everywhere else. Meanwhile, fueling A.I. will propel the world beyond today’s zettabyte of digital traffic into the yottabyte era.


  • A coalition of digital and cloud experts comes together at the newly announced Yotta organization.
  • The White House Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence.

About The Last Optimist

The roaring 2020s are upon us and the Manhattan Institute’s senior fellow Mark P. Mills is here to make sense of it. In The Last Optimist, Mills applies his knowledge as an author, businessman, and physicist to explore issues of the day and host insightful conversations with leading thinkers and innovators.