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Advice Provision for Energy Saving in Automobile Climate-Control System

AI Magazine

Reducing energy consumption of climate control systems is important in order to reduce human environmental footprint. The need to save energy becomes even greater when considering an electric car, since heavy use of the climate control system may exhaust the battery. In this article we consider a method for an automated agent to provide advice to drivers which will motivate them to reduce the energy consumption of their climate control unit. Our approach takes into account both the energy consumption of the climate control system and the expected comfort level of the driver. We therefore build two models, one for assessing the energy consumption of the climate control system as a function of the system’s settings, and the other, models human comfort level as a function of the climate control system’s settings. Using these models, the agent provides advice to the driver considering how to set the climate control system. The agent advises settings which try to preserve a high level of comfort while consuming as little energy as possible. We empirically show that drivers equipped with our agent which provides them with advice significantly save energy as compared to drivers not equipped with our agent.


The rising use of AI in the energy sector

#artificialintelligence

In order to help with an array of challenges facing the digitization of the energy industry, companies, governments and regulatory agencies are looking at ways to make our energy consumption more efficient. One of the key sustainable and reliable solutions is the introduction of the smart grid, which uses a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources and energy efficient resources to provide more data for energy operators, powering better decision-making and resource usage. The vast amount of data captured from operations, whether that be asset performance data, customer data, advanced metering data or geographic information, only continues to grow. Smart grids continuously collect and synthesize huge amounts of data from millions of smart sensors to make timely decisions on how best to allocate energy resources. AI in the energy sector is helping to empower the smart power grid, providing more effective and more profitable power trading and better regulation of power consumption.


Advice Provision for Energy Saving in Automobile Climate Control Systems

AAAI Conferences

Reducing energy consumption of climate control systems is important in order to reduce human environmental footprint. The need to save energy becomes even greater when considering an electric car, since heavy use of the climate control system may exhaust the battery. In this paper we consider a method for an automated agent to provide advice to drivers which will motivate them to reduce the energy consumption of their climate control unit. Our approach takes into account both the energy consumption of the climate control system and the expected comfort level of the driver. We therefore build two models, one for assessing the energy consumption of the climate control system as a function of the system's settings, and the other, models human comfort level as a function of the climate control system's settings. Using these models, the agent provides advice to the driver considering how to set the climate control system. The agent advises settings which try to preserve a high level of comfort while consuming as little energy as possible. We empirically show that drivers equipped with our agent which provides them with advice significantly save energy as compared to drivers not equipped with our agent.


Study claims Bitcoin energy consumption is exploding — leaving us totally rekt

Mashable

Bitcoin is the way of the future -- as long as that future just so happens to include shocking levels of energy consumption increasing at a jaw dropping rate. So claims a new study published yesterday in Joule which, unfortunately for all the hodlers out there, paints a pretty dire picture. Specifically, one painted in ash. It says that by the end of this year Bitcoin electricity use could triple, approaching the consumption rates of the entire country of Austria. The conclusion of the peer-reviewed paper, written by Alex de Vries, is brutal.


Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

@machinelearnbot

Bitcoin's ongoing meteoric price rise has received the bulk of recent press attention with a lot of discussion around whether or not it's a bubble waiting to burst.