Google’s DeepMind trains AI to cut its energy bills by 40%

Wednesday 20 July 2016 One of Google’s data centres in Changhua, central Taiwan Credit Getty Images / Sam Yeh / Staff Google has created artificial intelligence that’s able to save the amount of electricity it uses to power its data centres. ADVERTISEMENT Using machine learning developed by the firm’s AI research company, DeepMind, it was possible to reduce the energy used for cooling the centres by a staggering 40 per cent. By applying machine learning to its own centres, which power Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and all of Google’s services, it was able to improve their efficiency. The algorithms and methods used could also be transferred to air conditioning systems in large manufacturing plants or, on an even larger scale, to reduce wastage in the energy grid. “What we’ve been…


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