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Verdigris Uses AI to Wring Energy Savings from Buildings NVIDIA Blog

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While most buildings get occasional walk-through energy usage audits, Verdigris' digital system uploads electricity consumption data to the cloud 24/7. It can even integrate the data with building management systems to automate electricity usage controls. Chung estimates this helps Verdigris train models 20 times as fast as on CPUs. Eventually, Chung said he'd like Verdigris to expand beyond smart building optimization and into enabling smart cities.


Why "How many jobs will be killed by AI?" is the wrong question

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Job growth has continued because there has been a rapid rise in service sector physical jobs like home health aide or short order cook. A UBI is thus both less targeted and more expensive that the EITC, but the real problem is that a UBI doesn't give people any clear reason to get off the sidelines of the economy. Tech progress has changed our economy a lot over the past generation, and will change it even more quickly in the years to come. Instead of trying to prepare for a jobless future, we should instead be preparing for one that's a turbocharged version of what we already have: a job creation engine that has shifted into a lower gear, and a large number of people tempted to sit on the sidelines rather than contributing their skills to the economy.


Hyper Chariot: 4,000mph pods could go from London to Edinburgh in 8 minutes, company claims

The Independent

People could soon travel from London to Edinburgh in eight minutes, claims Hyper Chariot, a company that has announced its intention to build an extremely ambitious new transport system. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Using machine learning to help people make smart decisions about solar energy

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A few years ago, when my family was first deciding whether or not to go solar, I remember driving around the neighborhood, looking at all the solar arrays on nearby rooftops. It made me realize: Wow, solar isn't some futuristic concept, it's already part of the fabric of my town! Seeing that others around me were already benefiting from solar helped me decide to do the same.


Google wants to guilt you into installing solar panels on your roof

Mashable

Project Sunroof, the search giant's solar panel mapping tool and calculator, is adding a nosy new feature, Data Explorer. SEE ALSO: China just built the world's biggest floating solar project Seeing your neighbors with solar panels could make you much more likely to adopt them yourself. A study published by Yale economics professor Kenneth Gillingham found that people are much more likely to install solar panels if their neighbors had taken the plunge -- which means that we're all just trying to keep up with those green Joneses next door. Google's engineers built the tool by training machine learning algorithms to recognize solar panels, then applying them to the nearly 60 million buildings worth of data the tool has tracked since its expansion earlier this year.


Google's New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use

The Atlantic

It now provides data for 60 million homes across the United States that it has already assessed with its algorithms. For the past two years, Project Sunroof has walked people through all the information-gathering steps of installing solar panels: After you tell it where you live, its algorithms estimate how much solar energy falls on your roof, calculate how much solar panels would reduce your electricity bill, and deliver estimates from local installation firms like Solar City. Google created the data for this feature in-house, training a machine-learning algorithm on the common appearance of rooftop solar panels and then letting it loose on the cities and towns that Project Sunroof already covers. Right now, the company has analyzed installations on about 60 million buildings in the United States; it hopes to get to the remaining 40 million buildings in the next few years.


Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing Keys To Climate Change Challenges

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You have more power than the president of the United States had 20 years ago. One company that makes access to some of those incredible things possible is Autodesk, a company that offers cloud-based software packages for multiple industries ranging from architecture, engineering, and construction, to product design, to media and entertainment. The best part is that Holst and McCoy have programmed their software package to find suppliers who will fabricate the needed pieces -- often using 3-D additive printers -- and drop ship them directly to the customer's home. Listed as a medical technology company in its home state of California, its purpose is to study how to create interfaces between computers and the human brain that will boost the output speed of the human thought process.


KPIT SPARKLE, beyond the ordinary. Come & witness platform for innovative ideas

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Safety: Safety for the Vehicle and for the Passenger is an important aspect of the Transportation solutions which would reduce accidents, make communications secure between vehicles and infrastructure. Machines could take over critical areas where human error may affect safety adversely. With Software and Connected Vehicles (V2V, V2I) influencing next generation transportation solutions, secure behavior of the vehicles and safety of passengers for vulnerability against cyber-attacks is demanding a lot of attention from technologists and thus is a huge opportunity for innovation. Lastly, Nano technologies are driving the advent of new and advanced materials, especially for energy storage devices like batteries, solar panels, etc., which is an important area of research, to develop next generation energy efficient transportation solutions.


DeepMind to cut UK's energy bill by 10% using artificial intelligence Access AI

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The AI company is in the early stages of partnering with the UK's National Grid DeepMind is in talks with the UK's National Grid to boost energy efficiency using artificial intelligence. "We're early stages talking to National Grid and other big providers about how we could look at the sorts of problems they have," Demis Hassabis, DeepMind's co-founder and CEO, told the Financial Times. The FT revealed on Sunday that DeepMind wants to help the UK's energy infrastructure to utilise renewable energy sources in the most efficient way. "As we've said publicly for many months, there's huge potential for predictive machine learning technology to help energy systems reduce their environmental impact."


GCR - Innovation - Machine learning can "halve payback time" for LED streetlights

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"Like the dawn of the Internet, we're just scratching the surface of what's possible when cities intelligently connect scores of new urban data sources," said Seeta Hariharan, the general manager TCS' Digital Software & Solutions Group. The software is hosted on a cloud-based server running TCS' "Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX)" platform. The installation of LED cuts that in half, and TCS says its intelligent control system cuts it in half again. In Las Vegas, a company called EnGoPlanet has installed solar panels and sensors in Las Vegas streetlights.