Google cut its electricity bill by 40pc using artificial intelligence

Google is using artificial intelligence to reduce the amount of energy it uses to cool its immense data centres. The energy consumed at the centres, a maze of cables, pipes and servers where Google processes all of the information consumed by its users, could account for as much as 2 per cent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Using machine learning, the search giant said it has managed to reduce the energy used to cool them by as much as 40 per cent.  Water vapour streams from cooling towers at a Google data centre called The Dalles in Orgeon. Credit: Google The technology created at DeepMind, the Cambridge-based artificial intelligence company acquired by Google in 2014, uses machine learning to understand the environment at the centres and make them more efficient. For two years an AI…


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