Batteries and artificial intelligence… The two hottest buzz terms in today’s tech world, and with good reason.
Rechargeable batteries are rapidly coming of age as the primary energy storage medium of the 21st century.
Soon enough, as the world’s automakers forsake their internal combustion roots for the power of moving electrons, those same batteries which give life to your smart phone and laptop will also – if they haven’t already – become the energy supply behind your personal conveyance.
Meanwhile, artificial intelligence, the long awaited holy grail of modern tech, is now here and available for everyone to sample, and gawk at.
Today, you can use AI to write your term papers, make well-structured rhetorical arguments for your shitposts, and generate reality-bending photos of Donald Trump getting tackled by SWAT team members.
Tomorrow, AI will be solving medical mysteries, creating new medicines, flying commercial airliners and making major decisions in place of c-level executives at our biggest, most powerful corporations.
It was only a matter of time before these two sectors met, shook hands, fell in love, and had babies.
A Match Made In Heaven (It Was Actually A Lab)
Right now, I’m following two companies which are incorporating artificial intelligence in the production of next generation batteries.
What could AI possibly do to help with a seemingly dumb product like a simple battery?
Well, when you look at things closely, quite a bit, in fact. Our analysts have traveled the world over, dedicated to finding the best and most profitable investments in the global energy markets. All you have to do to join our Energy and Capital investment community is sign up for the daily newsletter below.
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Lithium-ion batteries, even the latest versions that are finding their way into currently produced phones, cars, personal devices and distributed energy storage systems, are more than just cylindrical containers for metals and liquids.
They operate at the atomic level, hosting and managing chemical reactions between anodes, cathodes and electrolytes to produce a flow of electrons.
Battery cells are very much like living organisms. In fact, their lifespans are hard to predict and are dictated by too many factors for even modern science to accurately evaluate and manage.
Factors like production inconsistency, purity of raw materials, startup procedures, and even physical handling all affect the performance and life-expenctacies of batteries.
For that reason, the individual cells in large battery packs, for example, tend to fail at their own pace.
Too Many Factors To Keep Track Of… Until Now
Some last longer and some fail sooner which affects the performance of the overall system.
If there are too many underperforming cells a battery starts to produce heat every time it’s charged and discharged. Too much heat, and the liquid electrolyte begins to grow unstable as it belches out oxygen, causing the casing to swell and raising the chances of a catastrophic failure.
The larger the battery pack, the harder it is to manage all of these individual cells, creating an ecosystem that can be compared to a large modern high school with good apples and bad apples rubbing shoulders in the hallway.
Looking at it from this perspective, artificial intelligence isn’t just a possible addition to the party, but the best possible candidate to completely change the standard.
Like I said ealier, I’m following two companies which are doing just that.
One of them I’ve been writing about for a while — a Canadian lithium cathode materials firm that’s creating next generation battery components by engineering them on a molecular scale to be better, smarter, more predictable in terms of performance.
The other company, which I only recently discovered and quickly added to The Crow’s Nest model portfolio, uses AI algorithms to actually monitor battery cell integrity.
A Computer Brain For Every Cell?
Such an approach promises to not only extend the lifespan and efficiency of battery packs, but even cut down on headline-grabbing lithium-fueled conflagrations.
I believe that both of these companies, and the technologies that they’re pioneering, will play crucial roles in the future of battery development.
They'll be safer, better, more reliable and ultimately even cheaper. Future generations of batteries, which play an increasingly vital role in all aspects of modern life, will absolutely rely on innovations such as these much in the same way that advanced fuels have supplanted the primitive gasolines of the first half of the 20th century.
There simply is no other way to go.
You’ll learn about the science, the industry, the potential, and most importantly, the growth potential in terms of stock price.
As for the second company, a similar presentation is currently in the works, and will soon become available to premium subscribers of The Crow’s Nest.
The moment that becomes available, I will be sure to let you know how to view it. Fortune favors the bold, Alex Koyfman His flagship service, Microcap Insider, provides market-beating insights into some of the fastest moving, highest profit-potential companies available for public trading on the U.S. and Canadian exchanges. With more than 5 years of track record to back it up, Microcap Insider is the choice for the growth-minded investor. Alex contributes his thoughts and insights regularly to Energy and Capital. To learn more about Alex, click here.
Fortune favors the bold,
His flagship service, Microcap Insider, provides market-beating insights into some of the fastest moving, highest profit-potential companies available for public trading on the U.S. and Canadian exchanges. With more than 5 years of track record to back it up, Microcap Insider is the choice for the growth-minded investor. Alex contributes his thoughts and insights regularly to Energy and Capital. To learn more about Alex, click here.