By Battery Power Staff
October 10, 2018 | Purdue University researchers have created a new tool, called “DiffProf,” that uses artificial intelligence to automatically decide for the developer if a feature should be improved to drain less battery and how to make that improvement.
“What if a feature of an app needs to consume 70% of the phone’s battery? Is there room for improvement, or should that feature be left the way it is?” Y. Charlie Hu, the Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the CEO and co-founder of Mobile Enerlytics, told Purdue News Service.
The tool, which was announced on Oct. 8 at the 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, aligns with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in AI, algorithms and automation as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. This is one of the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues.