The transformative potential of AI/ML resides in the algorithms, which can find patterns and correlations in data and can mimic how humans process data to reason and make judgments in performing goal-oriented tasks. Machine algorithms have the potential assume the execution of labor-intensive goal-driven tasks currently performed by humans. In the envisioned application the human cognitive role is reshaped from performing data-intensive low-level tasks to higher-level oversight. The primary benefit is a significant reduction in staffing. Independent and diverse lines of safety are maintained with the inherent safety features of the advanced reactor and the plant protection system of the existing fleet.