Google Is Using AI to Cut Its Power Bill

DeepMind cofounder Demis Hassabis tipped a 15 percent improvement in power efficiency. Google’s DeepMind has reduced its power consumption thanks to artificial intelligence Google is using the firm’s artificial intelligence system to control parts of its data centers, DeepMind cofounder Demis Hassabis told Bloomberg on Tuesday. DeepMind, which Google acquired in 2014, is using its AI engine to change how data center servers and cooling systems work to reduce power consumption. The company didn’t say how much it’s saving Google. Hassabis tipped a 15 percent improvement in power efficiency since Google launched the program this year, which he said is a “huge savings in terms of cost.” The average electricity price in the US can range from $25 to $40 per megawatt hour, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.‚Ķ


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