“A new substance discovered by AI could reduce lithium use in batteries.

Microsoft, in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), said that the new ‘material, unknown to us and not present in nature’ could potentially reduce lithium use in batteries by up to 70% and ‘have tremendous environmental, safety, and economic benefits.’

Earlier this year, the material was tested in a working battery prototype that can power a lightbulb.”

From Business Insider.