Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including a European AI-powered battery project now underway, details regarding an Indiana e-scrap facility facing a lawsuit before its construction, how to ease the burden of data center decommissioning and how AI could possibly help enhance cybersecurity.
A large problem faced by e-scrap facilities is batteries, or more specifically, battery fires. Most electronics are manufactured with lithium-ion batteries, which are known for their explosive tendencies when damaged. Chemical fires caused by lithium-ion batteries have plagued the industry for years, but a new project is underway that aims to create an AI-powered system that can detect and automatically remove batteries from e-scrap before they can present a fire risk.
Metals recycling startup Exurban USA is planning to build a smelter and refinery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but plans are on hold due to a lawsuit filed against them by a disgruntled family. The Bulmahn family, who have owned and worked the farm across the street from the planned smelter for generations, filed a lawsuit against Exurban USA, the Fort Wayne Plan Commission, the Fort Wayne Department of Redevelopment and Exurban Indiana LLC on Nov.10, after the plans were approved by the Fort Wayne Plan Commission on Oct.17.
Data centers are one of the most important pieces of IT hardware a business may own, as well as one of the most expensive. As keepers of large amounts of private company and employee information, data centers are often targeted by hackers and can be vulnerable if not properly secured. Because they store sensitive information, decommissioning data centers can be stressful. There’s a lot of data to protect and many things that could go amiss. For this reason, it is best to hire professionals to safely decommission and transport enterprise data centers.
The recent wave of remote workers and the growing adoption of the IoT has resulted in an increase in cyberattacks. Now, more than ever, people are using a plethora of electronics, which means their personal information is always at risk of data breach. As the internet grows and evolves, so do hackers, and some believe that artificial intelligence may be the key to the future of cybersecurity.