Keynote Programme Announced for SPE Offshore Europe 2019 - SPE Offshore Europe


Artificial intelligence, energy diversification and the transformation of the workforce will be amongst the major talking points at SPE Offshore Europe 2019. Senior international industry figures will co-chair the keynote sessions which also includes late life and decommissioning, underwater innovation, transformative technologies to lower the carbon footprint, digital security, integrated technologies, digitalisation, standardisation and finance. The event will take place from 3-6 September at the new £333million The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), under the theme: 'Breakthrough to Excellence – Our license to operate'. Michael Borrell, SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Conference Chair & Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia at Total said: "Our committee is full of international oil and gas industry leaders and they have developed an excellent programme which gets to the heart of the main opportunities and challenges facing the region. "Offshore Europe 2019 is a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves in the North Sea basin.

Robot re-creates the gait of 290-million-year-old creature based on fossil find in Germany

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON - How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year-old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old fossil dug up in central Germany's Bromacker quarry in 2000. The four-legged plant-eater lived before the dinosaurs and fascinates scientists "because of its position on the tree of life," said Nyakatura. Researchers believe the creature is a "stem amniote" -- an early land-dwelling animal that later evolved into modern mammals, birds and reptiles.

Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Industry


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Robot version of our distant ancestor hints at how we learned to walk

New Scientist

A robotic version of a creature that lived about 290 million years ago may lead us to rethink an important evolutionary event in our past. It suggests animals with four legs could have gained advanced walking skills before they had fully turned their backs on life in water.

These Dutch tech startups are growing with Microsoft ScaleUp in The Netherlands


Nine Dutch startups are joining Microsoft's virtual ScaleUp program. The participating startups are developing solutions for sectors such as energy, healthcare, smart technologies, agriculture and finance. The program, designed to offer support for startups who are at a tipping point of becoming a scaleup, shows Microsoft's commitment to expanding its startup activities with the promotion of AI solutions that have the potential to become innovation drivers for the Netherlands. Microsoft will work with the founders on their growth strategies for four months – With support from the Microsoft engineering team, access to customers, and free access to the Azure cloud platform. Participants also receive coaching on business topics like negotiation, pricing, strategy, marketing, storytelling, and talent development.

The Morning Download: In Machine Learning Age, Walmart Executive Finds Scale Helps


Today, bigness means the retailer's machine learning efforts benefit from data generated by people who shop at Walmart every week and activities around the tens of millions of items on its website. "Scarcity of data is what makes artificial intelligence really hard," Mr. King told Ms. Castellanos. "If you have volumes of data like we do, you can really apply it much quicker across the board," he said. Mr. King shared his take on several technologies, some not quite ready for prime time. Overseas traders charged with hacking SEC's public filings site.

Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning for Programmers: Create AI Models and Evolve Solutions by Frances Buontempo


Build a repertoire of algorithms, discovering terms and approaches that apply generally. Bake intelligence into your algorithms, guiding them to discover good solutions to problems. Test your code and get inspired to try new problems. Work through scenarios to code your way out of a paper bag; an important skill for any competent programmer. See how the algorithms explore and learn by creating visualizations of each problem.

Alexa is DOWN: Users complain Amazon smart assistant is ignoring them

Daily Mail

Amazon's Alexa has gone down and is ignoring user's requests, according to numerous reports from customers. Alexa is the name given to the artificial intelligence (AI) system that powers the Echo device range. The smart assistant has been down since early this morning but users say that the device either won't switch off or is switching itself off. Outage tracker Down Detector– the website that tracks outages – received hundreds of complaints about Alexa not working at around 8am this morning UK time. Amazon's Alexa has gone down and is ignoring user's requests, according to reports from frustrated customers.

How AI is transforming the world of HR


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The future of automation and work: how the engineering industry is changing General, news for Ireland, Blog,


Many believe we are living within the fourth industrial revolution, as the impact of smart technologies overtakes every area of our lives, including the engineering industry. It is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles. This revolution is expected to impact all disciplines, industries, and economies as connected machines begin to interact and, ultimately, even make decisions autonomously. The growth of additive manufacturing, a process that builds parts layer-by-layer from sliced CAD models to form solid objects, has the potential to become a new key technology. Electronics, engineering and medicinal electrical devices specialist Siemens has been investing in this innovative technology right from its inception, and is now driving the industrialisation and commercialisation of these processes.