Google Using DeepMind Artificial Intelligence To Cut Energy Costs In Data Centers By Millions

Google’s acquisition of artificial intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 has resulted in the search giant making a 15 percent improvement in power usage efficiency, DeepMind’s co-founder reportedly said. Google reportedly paid $650 million for the London-based artificial intelligence firm founded by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman. The AI built by the company mastered playing the Atari video games but most of its projects are yet to translate into revenue. However, it is helping the tech giant tackle the massive energy bills it deals with because of its data centers. Google said it used 4,402,836 MWh of electricity in 2014, equivalent to the average yearly consumption of about 366,903 U.S. family homes, according to Bloomberg. A significant proportion of the company’s spending is directed at electricity for its data centers that support its wide-ranging web services and mobile applications. Hassabis told Bloomberg that the firm…


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