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Combining A.I. and human knowledge could transform how power grids work

September 27, 2019

From smart meters to app-controlled thermostats, technology is rapidly changing the electricity sector.

One company, headquartered in the city of Lyon, France, wants to use tech to make changes in power production and distribution on a larger scale. Cosmo Tech is a software firm that utilizes something called augmented intelligence — a pairing of human knowledge and expertise with artificial intelligence.

“Augmented intelligence is at the core of our technology,” Hugues de Bantel, the CEO of the firm, told CNBC’s “Sustainable Energy”. “In order to anticipate in a complex and uncertain world, you can’t rely on past data or data science only, you need to combine this with the collective expertise within the company,” he said.

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