Energy Department to Invest in AI and Machine Learning

Secretary Granholm believes that advance computing can help model and predict climate change and even offer solutions.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it would allocate $34.5 million to fund research into AI and machine learning to help combat climate change. The funds will be used to both help develop the technology and for the research that comes as a result.

“Today we have computers and tools that can collect, crunch, and decode mind-blowing amounts of data—and when you pair that power with America’s brilliant scientists, there is no problem we can’t solve,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. “By aiming these resources square at our toughest challenges, including the climate crisis, we can discover the most effective solutions and deploy them faster for the American people.”

The official DOE press release added that the goal of the program is “to tackle basic science challenges, advance clean energy technologies, improve energy efficiency, and predict extreme weather and climate patterns.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Granholm to seek God’s direction as she leads the Department of Energy.
  • For God to direct the steps of the researchers and developers who are working to advance technology and that it would be a benefit to the American people.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished through this research.



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