The answer is yes, according to IPFN researcher Diogo Ferreira, whose research is featured in IEEE Spectrum.
Diogo Ferreira recently collaborated with colleagues working on the Joint European Torus (JET) in the UK in a study that detailed three different uses for AI, machine learning, and deep learning models for fusion research.
To learn more:
Diogo R. Ferreira and JET Contributors, Using HPC infrastructures for deep learning applications in fusion research. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 63, 084006 (2021)