US injects $21m into fusion energy research

Funding will support projects which will harness algorithms to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies

US announces $30m for research in machine learning and AI

The research plans to expand use of technology to find solutions to challenges including Covid-19

UK cleantech firm raises £3.6m for smart hot water tanks

Mixergy claims the technology can help households save up to 20% on their hot water bills and has been certified to deliver grid balancing services to National Grid

SP Energy Networks turns to AI to forecast power demand and generation

The software will be used in the real-time management of the network and forward planning when assessing the impact of new connections across the system

Guest Blog: Dr Lai Jiang: How to make our AI assistants talk about energy management?

In this case, a question of great interest will be: how will these AI systems interact with their end users in the energy management field?

US awards $15.2m for advanced nuclear power tech

One of the proposals is the development of machine learning solutions to improve and extend diagnostic and prognostic capabilities for predictive maintenance of plants

Guest Blog: Duncan Everett – What the hell is AI anyway?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently perceived in many ways. Some believe the Hollywood view of the self-aware, fully thinking autonomous entity, that will take over the world. Others that is no more than a complex, rules-based search engine that clever programmers have disguised as your new friend. They’re both wrong.

National Grid turns to AI for improved solar power forecasts

It worked with The Alan Turing Institute to develop the AI prediction methods that have so far helped deliver a 33% improvement in solar forecasting

US awards $20m for AI and machine learning in energy tech

The programme aims to incorporate AI into the engineering design processes for energy technologies

‘Global warming not caused by humans’ says robot

A smart computer has suggested global warming is more likely to be the result of natural fluctuations rather than caused by the actions of humans. That’s according to scientists John Abbot and Jennifer Marohasy, who created an artificial neural network (ANN) to study historic data and see if temperature fluctuations since the industrial revolution are part […]