DeepMind’s AI cuts energy costs for cooling buildings

Research firm DeepMind has built an AI to optimise cooling systems in buildings. In tests, it reduced energy usage by around 10 per cent


20 December 2022

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AI could help cool university buildings

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Artificial intelligence could help cool buildings more efficiently. London-based research firm DeepMind trained an AI to minimise energy usage while controlling building cooling systems under different weather conditions.

“A key benefit of using AI in a [building] climate control system is that it is constantly monitoring and adapting to the changing world,” says Jerry Luo at DeepMind.

DeepMind worked with Google and Trane Technologies, a manufacturer of building control systems, to develop an AI for controlling cooling systems at university campus buildings and a mixed-used …

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