artificial intelligence

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No, AI Queries & Images Aren’t Carbon Bombs, So Stop Hyperventilating

Regular readers will either appreciate or hate that for roughly 20 months I’ve been decorating my articles and presentations with images generated by artificial intelligence algorithms. I’m not going to address the full range of reasons, but will just do some basic math on the electricity use to get a … [continued]

NREL Unveils Groundbreaking Generative Machine Learning Model To Simulate Future Energy-Climate Impacts

New Open-Source, Publicly Available Model Rapidly Produces Super-Detailed Future Climate Data To Support Integrated Energy System Planning As countries worldwide transition to more wind and solar generation and electrify energy end uses, societies are becoming more intertwined with weather conditions. Meanwhile, the climate is rapidly changing and making extreme weather … [continued]

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards Argonne National Laboratory $4 Million for Energy-Efficient Microchip Research

Argonne collaborates with multiple universities to advance new materials, devices for next-generation microchips While the microchips inside electronic devices like cell phones and computers are incredibly small, transistors — the tiny electrical switches inside of microchips — are approaching the atomic level. Today’s microchips pack over 100 million transistors in … [continued]

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Are You Ready To Invest In Disruptive Innovation? Predictions Are For A 40% Rise In…

ARK Invest believes that capitalizing on disruptive innovation and developing technologies is an essential and viable investment strategy. Yet such an investment approach that looks to displace older technologies or to create new markets may not, in fact, produce robust results. Risks of investing in innovation include acknowledging its rapid … [continued]

New U.S. DOE Office to Coordinate Critical & Emerging Technology

Office Will Align DOE’s World-Class Expertise on Technologies Like Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Quantum, and Semiconductors WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technology to ensure U.S. investments in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, quantum computing, and … [continued]

President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, & Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The most significant attempt yet by the US government to regulate rapidly evolving technology came directly from the White House today. The executive order streamlines and recognizes the federal government’s use of artificial intelligence (AI), while simultaneously asking for tighter limits on technology and monitoring the risks of AI. Designed … [continued]

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FreeWire Announces Mobilyze Pro, An AI-Enabled Tool For Intelligent EV Infrastructure Planning

FreeWire, a company known for its charging stations with integrated battery storage, has just launched Mobilyze Pro. This AI-enabled platform aims to efficiently and profitably expand nationwide EV charging infrastructure by providing accurate predictions. Leveraging AI, Mobilyze Pro utilizes tools such as a utilization prediction engine, a tariff recommendation engine, … [continued]