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AI Tool Automatically Reveals How to Write Apps That Drain Less Battery

By R&D Magazine

October 15, 2018

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Purdue University researchers have developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to automatically determine if a specific application feature should be improved to drain less battery power from a mobile device, and how to make that improvement.

The manner in which code runs can dramatically differ between apps, even if the developers are implementing the same task.

The DiffProf solution catches these differences in the "call trees" of similar tasks, and then shows how to rewrite the app to drain less battery power.

Said Purdue's Abhilash Jindal, "Ultimately, in order for this technique to make a big difference for an entire smartphone, all developers would need to make their apps more energy-efficient."

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