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Google finds use case for DeepMind AI – cutting its data center bills by 30%

Google’s DeepMind AI wing has scored some major Brownie points with its parent, after Google announced that it had deployed AI-based algorithms to optimize data center cooling systems. The installation has reportedly saved Google around 30% on these cooling power bills, since they were deployed in 2016. Resource usage optimization is one of the most promising areas for AI-based systems, thanks to IoT sensors being able to generate vast amounts of data that can be crunched by these programs. Data centers share much in common with other industrial facilities, but quicker equipment refresh cycles mean that there’s greater opportunity to install newer sensor-filled equipment. In Google’s facilities, the DeepMind code was given control of the cooling equipment, and is apparently…

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