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Researchers Find AI Could Make Batteries Last Longer

A group of scientists from Nanyang Technological University and Durapower Technology Singapore Pte Ltd have recently found that AI could help to make batteries last longer and make them safer, all while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. The secret? A new AI technology that they have created, which can help businesses discover potential problems and lower their risks as a result, alongside real-time monitoring and predictions.

Image of a lithium-ion battery for a car.

Alongside being able to monitor batteries, the AI technology will also be able to reduce the amount of carbon emissions by increasing the battery lifespans by a whopping 50%, which is quite a considerable amount. This will reduce the amount of pressure on having to produce new batteries and lower demand for any carbon-intensive parts of the production process. As a result, this should help to make lithium-ion batteries even more of a greener option compared to currently.

Lithium-ion batteries currently have a wide range of uses, including electric vehicles, inside electronics, and electronic storage systems, among a variety of other things. With the scale upon which they are used, such a technology has the potential to make quite a large impact if implemented correctly.

However, AI isn't the only advancement being made when it comes to battery technologies. Scientists and researchers have also created batteries that capture CO2 when they charge, while other research has shown how recycled Kevlar batteries could make a big impact on travel distance.