Researchers Apply AI Tech That Uses Algae to Fight Climate Change

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 14:44

A team of researchers at the AI technology company Hypergiant sees algae as a weapon that can be harnessed for our benefit.

According to the Business Insider report, researchers recently built an AI-powered machine, the EOS bioreactor, that takes advantage of algae's ability to capture carbon dioxide through photosynthesis.

Based on the research, they say that by optimizing the growing environment for algae, their bioreactor can draw as much carbon dioxide out of the air as an acre of trees.

It is one example of the carbon-capturing technology scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The EOS bioreactor is completely powered by AI, according to Hypergiant's research and development director Daniel Haab.

In recent years, steel factories and coal-burning power plants have installed algae-based technology to capture greenhouse gases before they are released into the atmosphere. Hypergiant's innovation adds a layer of intelligence to the chemical process.

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