Google's DeepMind trained an AI to control nuclear fusion

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DeepMind trained an AI to control the plasma inside a tokamak reactor
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DeepMind trained an AI to control the plasma inside a tokamak reactor

Fusing hydrogen atoms is safer and more efficient than nuclear fission, but also much more complex

Google-backed DeepMind has trained a machine learning algorithm to control the hot plasma inside a tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. It might sound like the start of an '80s blockbuster, but the s...

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