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AI technologies application - perspectives for the Nuclear industry

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Nuclear Systems Engineering Professional Fennovoima Oy

Experienced (20+ years) nuclear power industry professional with experience of technical leadership in engineering support at different stages of Nuclear Power Plant's (NPP) life-cycle...

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An interesting and inspiring message from U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission about their view on the AI technologies application in the Nuclear industry:

"Licensing applications that include the use of AI technologies may be submitted to the NRC for review and approval in the next five years"

"The deployment of AI technologies by the nuclear industry is on the horizon. The NRC anticipates that within the next five years an existing licensee, new, or advanced nuclear technology applicant may employ AI in such a manner that it requires NRC regulatory consideration or oversight. The NRC needs to continue to be effective and efficient as it conducts its safety and security mission"

NRC Report "Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan. Fiscal Years 2023-2027" link: 

This information was presented today at the session of interesting webinar series of INDEX (International Conference on Nuclear Digital Experience), organized by Sfen - Société française d'énergie nucléaire (French Nuclear Energy Society), dedicated to digital transformation in the nuclear industry.

Similar development was presented by IAEA and EC for safety-related industries and applications.

Several INDEX sessions to be held during Jan-Feb, link is here:
Record of webinars will be available at the @Sfenorg YouTube channel: 

#ai #nuclear #digitaltransformation

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Jim Stack on Jan 13, 2023

A losing technology.

QUOTE= America produced only 21,000 pounds of yellowcake uranium in 2021 - a tiny fraction of what we need. Just consider that a typical reactor needs around 200 tons of uranium every year.

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Maksim Krylov on Jan 15, 2023

Jim, thank you for your opinion. 

This topic for future of technology much bigger than my note about AI application in specific industry, but we don't have right now any perfect commercial energy source, avaliable 24/7 in all conditions. Firewood, coal, oil, gas, fission nuclear - current reality. Breeder nuclear fission, fusion - near or far future. Look into situation in Germany - G.Thunberg leading protests against coal mines in 2023 as result of "Green deal" closing of NPPs and war. "Winning technology" alternative there does not look perfect too.


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