Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 20 July 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Google Image caption As people consume more data, so the amount of energy needed to power the internet rises Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google’s data centres’ energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool.Some of the newer ones are now being built in colder climates.But some estimates suggest they are now responsible for 2% of global greenhouse-gas emissions.”Being able to put a dent in that benefits the world in general,” said DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman. Image copyright Google Image…


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