Google DeepMind's Talks With National Grid Are Over

DeepMind and National Grid are no longer discussing how DeepMind's artificial intelligence technology can be used to optimise the U.K.'s electricity grid, according to a source with knowledge of the collaboration.

National Grid owns and operates the infrastructure that provides electricity to homes and businesses around the U.K.. One of its biggest challenges is ensuring there is enough power to meet demand at all times. However, it's become harder to balance the grid in recent years, partly because unpredictable renewables have entered the U.K. energy mix.

A source said the mutual effort was highly collaborative and resulted in many shared ideas for how technology can improve grid efficiency and resilience. But the talks between the two organisations did not materialise into a deal. READ MORE ON: FORBES