AI/ML is being used to address the challenge of autonomous operation in an environment where the reactor is part of a dynamic energy network. In existing commercial reactors automation has a very limited role with the plant designed to produce base load power. In the vision of the future, the human operator fitted with AI/ML technology operates in a state of enhanced situational awareness acting in an oversight role while the complex demands of monitoring and control are delegated to a machine. The greatest potential for enabling this vision exists for the advanced reactor. There are, however, elements also of interest to utilities with reactors that are to undergo license renewal.