DeepMind AI system has made Google's power usage 15 percent more efficient - Will save hundreds of millions annually

07/19/2016 - 23:53

Jack Clark  |  jackclarkSF

Google just paid for part of its acquisition of DeepMind in a surprising way. The internet giant is using technology from the DeepMind artificial intelligence subsidiary for big savings on the power consumed by its data centers, according to DeepMind Co-Founder Demis Hassabis. In recent months, the Alphabet Inc. unit put a DeepMind AI system in control of parts of its data centers to reduce power consumption by manipulating computer servers and related equipment like cooling systems.