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Driving reliability and improving maintenance outcomes with machine learning

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To remain competitive, complex industries need to deploy industrial automation more than ever, as intense global competition drives process industries to increase efficiency through reduced operating costs, increased production, higher quality and lower inventories. Applying the failure signature to the rest of the pumps provided an early warning, allowing early action to avoid a repeat incident, thus preventing a major problem. In another case, a leading railway freight firm operating across 23 states in the US used machine learning to address perennial locomotive engine failures costing millions in repairs, fines and lost revenue. With the right software solutions, predictive technologies will detect the conditions that limit asset effectiveness, while providing prescriptive guidance that assures firms remain profitable and improve margins.


Tom Siebel is Back! A Software Pioneer Explores IoT and A.I.

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Tom Siebel is a legend in enterprise software, having sold his company, Siebel Systems, to Larry Ellison's Oracle (ORCL) in 2006 for $5.85 billion. The C3 technology is a cloud computing service that runs in conjunction with Amazon.com's It allows one to gather all the data sources for a given domain, such as energy metering, and perform machine learning to detect patterns that can save industries billions of dollars. The showcase customer is Enel Spa, the €85 billion Italian electric utility, the largest such utility in the world outside of China, involving millions of meters. Of the new generation of enterprise companies, Workday (WDAY), and Salesforce (CRM), he offers praise.


Tom Siebel is Back! A Software Pioneer Explores IoT and A.I.

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Tom Siebel is a legend in enterprise software, having sold his company, Siebel Software, to Larry Ellison's Oracle (ORCL) in 2006 for $3.4 billion. The C3 technology is a cloud computing service that runs in conjunction with Amazon.com's It allows one to gather all the data sources for a given domain, such as energy metering, and perform machine learning to detect patterns that can save industries billions of dollars. The showcase customer is El.en Group, the Italian electric utility, the largest such utility in the world outside of China, involving millions of meters. Of the new generation of enterprise companies, Workday (WDAY), and Salesforce (CRM), he offers praise.


What Types of Questions Can Data Science Answer?

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As you may have gathered, the families of two-class classification, multi-class classification, anomaly detection, and regression are all closely related. Entirely different sets of data science questions belong in the extended algorithm families of unsupervised and reinforcement learning. Another family of unsupervised learning algorithms are called dimensionality reduction techniques. These are called reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms.


How AI will help knowledge workers

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There are two basic ways to understand the world of AI: artificial general intelligence (general AI, or AGI) and narrow artificial intelligence (narrow AI). Narrow AI is the use of machines to intelligently solve specific problems, while general AI is a machine or group of machines that have the complete cognitive capabilities of a human. Contrary to what the science fiction movies might suggest, general AI is still a long way off. The main challenge to general AI is that, well, we don't fully understand what consciousness is.


[Discussion] School choices for career in ML from non-traditional background • r/MachineLearning

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Hello, I'm looking for some advice on school choices for someone from a non-traditional background (undergrad and current master in chemical engineering, focused on controls) for getting into the ML field. Currently doing 1st year of 2 in Master in chemical engineering, my research topic is applying reinforcement learning to optimal control problems in smart grid energy management/demand-side management. Continue a PhD in chem eng, focused on controls, continue working on RL related research. I guess I'm curious as to how viable the first option is, as in how "employable" it is for internships for a PhD from a non-traditional chemical engineering background, but with research in related ML/RL area.


Our Earth Formation Theories Could Be All Wrong, New Experiment Suggests

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The researchers put their results about the distribution of Zn and S into computer models based on current theories of Earth's formation, but none of them models came close to showing the same sulfur-to-zinc ratio of the present-day mantle. The main subclass of these non-metallic stony meteorites (called chondrites as a category) that is thought to have made up Earth is called enstatite chondrites. "However, this new work indicates that the Earth needs to have formed from a more S-poor source; in terms of the geochemistry, the best candidate for this material is the metal rich CH chondrites," Mahan said in the statement. Referring to the amount of sulfur in the Earth's crust, as capped at 2 percent by "most leading estimates," Mahan said using known meteorites as a source for Earth's formation doesn't concur with currently accepted values, thereby precluding "any of the solar system materials that have previously been proposed" as the source material for Earth.


Why Cybersecurity Needs a Human in the Loop

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Cognitive security, or artificial intelligence, can "understand" natural language, and is a logical and necessary next step to take advantage of this increasingly massive corpus of intelligence that exists. Pairing humans and cognitive security solutions will help make sense of all this data with speed and precision, accomplishing response in a fraction of the time. Deep Blue as it is Kasparov consulting with Deep Blue before deciding on his next move against an unknown opponent. Defense works best when people and machine work together.


Future Energy: The computer brains making power plants more efficient - BBC News

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For years, NeuCo had been developing optimisation technologies - a form of artificial intelligence or AI - that can make power plants more efficient. AI from the firm's artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, was able to predict more accurately when cooling equipment - essential to keep hot servers running - should be switched on. As with many systems out there, BuildingIQ's approach involves combining data about appliances actually consuming electricity with contextual information such as weather and energy prices. St Vincent's hospital, another Sydney client, was able to reduce overall consumption by 20% during its summer peak - but AI control over HVAC systems in operating theatres and intensive care units, for example, was out of bounds.


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In this special guest feature, Mike Brooks, Senior Business Consultant at AspenTech, discusses how companies can no longer rely solely on traditional equipment maintenance practices but must also incorporate operational behaviors in deploying data-driven solutions using machine learning. For example, a North American energy company was losing up to a million dollars in repairs and lost revenue from repeat breakdowns of electric submersible pumps. In another case, a leading railway freight firm operating across 23 states in the US used Machine Learning to address perennial locomotive engine failures costing millions in repairs, fines, and lost revenue. Companies can no longer rely solely on traditional maintenance practices but must also incorporate operational behaviors in deploying data-driven solutions.