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This AI can control the fuel for fusion energy

Alison Snyder of Axios reports on a new development in fusion energy.

>>>READ: After Decades of Waiting, Nuclear Fusion is Moving into Full View<<<

The C3 Take
  • DeepMind, a London-based computer programming company, has created an algorithm to control the plasma that fuels nuclear fusion reactors.
  • The algorithm can control and shape magnetic coils in the reactor to create and maintain different shapes of plasma, allowing scientists to more efficiently harness energy from fusion.
  • Fusion has long been marketed as an infinite source of clean energy, and this breakthrough could be key to scaling up fusion deployment.
  • The private sector is creating the innovations that we need to reduce carbon emissions.

“Experimental reactors are notching advances in creating energy but to become useful as a commercial fuel source, reactors will have to generate more energy than is required to produce the reaction in the first place.”

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