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Can AI help create less carbon-intensive concrete?

Hayden Field writes in Emerging Tech Brew on low carbon concrete.

The C3 Take
  • Concrete is responsible for 8% of global emissions each year.
  • Researchers have found a potentially game changing formula for low carbon concrete using artificial intelligence.
  • The formula has been tested and used for a Meta data center in Illinois.
  • This potentially game changing technology could provide a pathway forward for meaningful emissions reductions.

“Once the AI model came up with lower-carbon recipes for concrete, the researchers tasked a concrete supplier with whipping up the new batches. And since the new formulas had performed well in testing, Meta used them in construction on its data center in DeKalb, Illinois—specifically a guard tower and an office building for the construction crew.”

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