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"Thinking machines" needed to power smart grid

Plans to develop the "smart" grid"--a system that uses intelligent computer networks to manage electric power--cannot succeed without the creation of new "thinking machines" that can learn and adapt to new situations, from power outages along the grid to fluctuations in the power supply, according to IEEE's Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, a power engineering expert and professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, in an article published in the latest issue of IEEE's Smart Grid newsletter. Read more