• AI trained to read electric vehicle charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

    This graphical abstract shows how AI can be used to improve electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. Credit: Ha et al./Patterns Although electric vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions attract many drivers, the lack of confidence in charging services deters others. Building a reliable network of charging stations is difficult in part because it’s challenging to aggregate data from independent station operators. But now, researchers reporting January 22 in the journal Patterns have developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of these stations, allowing it to accurately identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. “We’re spending billions of both public and private dollars on electric vehicle infrastructure,” says…