As created for AI4IMPACT's Deep Learning Datathon 2020, TEAM DEFAULT has created a neural-network-based deep learning model used for predicting energy production demand in France. The model was created using Smojo, on AI4IMPACT's innovative cloud-based learning and model deployment system. Our model was able to achieve a 0.131 test loss which beat persistence loss of 0.485 by a quite a fair margin. As the energy market becomes increasingly liberalized across the world, the free and open market has seen an uptick and importance for optimized energy demand. New and existing entrants turn to data and various methods to forecast energy consumption in hopes of turning over a profit.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to improve safety, performance, and reliability in today's modern wind turbines.
Carbon-free technologies like renewable energy help combat climate change, but many of them have not reached their full potential. Consider wind power: over the past decade, wind farms have become an important source of carbon-free electricity as the cost of turbines has plummeted and adoption has surged. However, the variable nature of wind itself makes it an unpredictable energy source--less useful than one that can reliably deliver power at a set time. In search of a solution to this problem, last year DeepMind and Google started applying machine learning algorithms to 700 megawatts of wind power capacity in the central United States. These wind farms--part of Google's global fleet of renewable energy projects--collectively generate as much electricity as is needed by a medium-sized city.
From smartphone assistants to image recognition and translation, machine learning already helps us in our everyday lives. But it can also help us to tackle some of the world's most challenging physical problems -- such as energy consumption. Large-scale commercial and industrial systems like data centers consume a lot of energy, and while much has been done to stem the growth of energy use, there remains a lot more to do given the world's increasing need for computing power. Google is taking many steps to reduce energy consumptions . Compared to five years ago, Google now get around 3.5 times the computing power out of the same amount of energy.
Two years ago, Google spent over half a billion dollars for the tiny artificial intelligence startup DeepMind. Since then, the unit has walloped Atari video games and beaten an impossible board game. But those AI demonstrations have yet to spell actual revenue. Until now -- although the efforts are helping Google save money on its most expensive part. DeepMind chief Demis Hassabis told Bloomberg that his unit recently began applying its advanced AI to Google's data centers, finding ways to reduce the company's sizable energy bill.