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AI technologies have the potential to revolutionize the energy market, according to Steve Eglash, Director of the Applied Energy Division at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
"We're seeing AI technologies like machine learning being used to create more viable business models, and ways of matching sources of energy to loads," he told AI Business. "In addition, AI is being used for the discovery of materials for things like better batteries. Wouldn't it be nice if you had an electric vehicle that had a cruising range of 500 or 1,000 miles on a single charge, instead of 200 or 300 miles? We're seeing lots of different applications of AI in the energy space."
Eglash has been speaking at AI Summit San Francisco every year since 2016. His latest keynote focused on new, AI-enabled opportunities in energy.
Hi, welcome to your AI business TV. We're here at the AI Summit San Francisco Rivera pays to be joined today by Steve Douglas from Flac Netflix that are is lethargy. How are you? See, the BIOS on a theme is terrific. Actually. I've been a speaker since its first year in San Francisco. And this I believe is his fourth year, of course and we seen a I have a much broader impact across all of society and the venue has changed in interesting ways. The AI Summit has certainly had some offbeat venues along the way ready to
be here at the Palace of Fine Arts beautiful venue and you just get those days you delivered a presentation on a I was in with an energy market and things will take away from the energy industry is undergoing a great deal of change right now. Some of the changes due to a completely unrelated to AI Use of renewable energy solar and when do two things like electric vehicles that don't stay in one place. Obviously, that's the whole point of the vehicle if you that's a load and potentially a source of
energy that could be anywhere at any time. So those kinds of changes create lots of New Opportunities and a I can be a big part of addressing those opportunities and in doing that creating business opportunities as well. They are being applied to Biggest impact the environment energy and general electric grid is one. So we're seeing AI Technologies like machine learning being used to create more viable ways of business models and ways of matching sources of energy two
loads in addition a is being used for the discovery of materials for things like better batteries. Wouldn't it be nice if you had an electric vehicle that had a cruising range of five hundred or a thousand miles on a charge instead of two or three hundred miles. So we're seeing lots of different applications of AI in the energy space. Collaboration Department of energy National Lab National Labs crown jewels of scientific and Technology R&D in the US
US Department of energy has an annual budget of more than 35 billion dollars. One of the things they do is run a network 17 National Labs across the United States and these Labs do research and development in a variety of Technology energy physics materials and chemistry National Security a variety of things help enable companies to develop new products and new services and the dele and their National Labs are eager to work on Tech transfer commercialization and research collaboration have any couple of
background in in kind of education a higher education from Stanford. He's not the little bit about back to work. There might be able to establish. Aflac National Lab is unique among the National Labs. We're not only run by Stanford University. But we're part of Stanford University. So in addition to having a mission of research and development and helping to support the department of Energy's Nishant, we're also part of an educational institution and we have the additional mission of scholarship and education students today across a variety of disciplines are
eager not only to do impactful research, but to see that research have a path to intact in the real world. We have hundreds of students at Stanford who choose to spend part of their time and part of their educational experience app slack. It gives them a chance to interact with big science and do things that would be hard for them to do if they were strictly on Stanford campus. Lycoming friends where you see the industry headed and locations of materials. We're going to see batteries that can store more energy in the same volume and weight batteries that don't use rare materials like lithium
or materials that are environmentally friendly. So we're going to see the development of batteries that are more economic more environmentally friendly and have greater energy density. We're going to see new kinds of devices for example devices that can convert waste heat into electricity or Catalyst that can convert CO2 into fuel. So we have a way of making you olds without pulling oil and gas out of the ground. We're going to see a more modern versatile and safe and secure electric grid. We're going to see more efficient and less expensive solar panels.
What you doing? A lot of work on Manufacturing Technologies the kinds of technologies that can help create new Industries and create vibrant manufacturing Industries. Looking forward to it. It's great time.
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