How AI is being used in energy right now

Priya Donti of Climate Change AI and Savannah Goodman of Google describe the different ways artificial intelligence is shaping energy today.

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

We are at the start of a commercial arms race in artificial intelligence that has thrilled some and alarmed others. For many, it’s a little bit of both.

There’s no shortage of heady proclamations about where the technology is headed. Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls AI more profound than fire or electricity.”

We are in the middle of a period of exuberance in AI, which will inevitably lead to some kind of market correction. But no matter what, the technology will be transformative. There are dozens of use cases for AI in energy already in operation today across the grid, mobility and industry.

The emergence of AI will have an enormous impact on creativity, corporate structures and economic productivity — and on the engine that drives our economy: energy. Will we use it in the right way?

This week, we feature two conversations from Post Script Media’s recent Transition-AI conference in Boston. 

Priya Donti, the executive director of Climate Change AI, describes the best-case and worst-case scenarios for an AI-infused energy sector, and Savannah Goodman, a data and software climate solutions lead at Google, describes the role of machine learning in optimizing renewables and data centers.

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