Facebook to Explore Using AI to Help Store Renewable Energy – TheStreet

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Facebook to Explore Using AI to Help Store Renewable EnergyFacebook, partnering with Carnegie Mellon University, launched the Open Catalyst Project to find cost-effective ways to store and use renewable energy.Author:Vidhi ChoudharyPublish date:Oct 14, 2020 12:58 PM EDTFacebook  (FB) – Get Report is developing artificial-intelligence tools in its data centers to help scientists find new ways to store and use renewable energy.In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the Menlo Park, Calif., social-media giant launched the Open Catalyst Project, to speed the use of wind and solar energy using low-cost catalysts.The idea is to discover so-called electrocatalysts that can provide a more efficient and scalable way to store and use renewable energy, Facebook AI research scientist Larry Zitnick said in a blog post”To achieve this, we are developing AI that will accurately predict atomic interactions dramatically faster than the compute-heavy simulations scientists rely on today. “Calculations that take modern laboratories days could, with the help of AI, take seconds,” the company said in a blog post. Regular ways to store renewable energy could take days, weeks and months, and while most people instinctively think of batteries for energy storage, they are an expensive proposition, Zitnick explained.Facebook and Carnegie …

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