CNBC's Catherine Clifford is reporting that Microsoft is hiring a nuclear energy expert to help power its AI and cloud data centers.
Microsoft is actively seeking a nuclear technology expert to develop a strategy for integrating small modular nuclear reactors and microreactors to power its AI and cloud data centers. The company aims to harness nuclear fission, where atoms split and release energy, to meet the significant computational demands of artificial intelligence.
Microsoft's interest in nuclear energy aligns with a broader trend driven by concerns about climate change, as nuclear reactors produce electricity with minimal carbon dioxide emissions.
The focus is on small nuclear reactors, which are cost-effective and quicker to build due to their modular design, addressing the conventional industry challenges of time and cost. This move reflects Microsoft's commitment to finding innovative and sustainable energy solutions to power its data infrastructure.
(This article was written with assistance from ChatGPT)