Oil & Gas

5 Ways Drones Are Changing the World


Those who dream of getting an Amazon package, a prescription drug, or even a beer delivered to their doorsteps via drone might have their wishes fulfilled sooner than expected. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program has jump-started the development of the drone industry in th...

Four important questions that AI can help retailers answer - OpenText Blogs


In my previous blog, I looked at how quickly Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming a part of the retail experience. Industry analysts agree that 2018 will be the year that AI brings top and bottom line benefits to innovative companies. So, where can AI most help retailers? Here's four que...

HR Technology for 2018: More Intelligent than Ever


Almost every HR vendor I talk with claims to have artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions, predictive analytics, chatbots or some other form of algorithmic solution to make HR better. As I've learned about all these products and started to see them in action, let me give you tips on what to loo...

Marketforce and Pegasystems: The Future of Work


Be prepared for the'hybrid workplace', which will fundamentally change how work gets done. Robots running processes? AI-guidance for every employee? The gig economy eroding the need for permanent staff? You may think that this is a long way off but a lot is already underway. Download your copy now to better understand how senior leadership at organizations around the world are perceiving and adapting to transformational impacts to the workforce and workplace from these emerging technologies.

BlueChasm: Solving problems in new ways with Watson APIs


I love my job. Every day presents a new challenge, and with it, innovative solutions. As a Software Developer at BlueChasm, I work on building enterprise solutions that harness the power of IBM's AI technologies to revolutionize the way that our clients run their businesses. BlueChasm is a digital...

This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents--A First

National Geographic News

The world's most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her throne. Scientists have caught a rare glimpse of another deep-sea dweller that may also spend four or more years nursing its eggs, and it does it in an even...

Another Fortune 500 Company to Conduct Pilot Evaluation of OneSoft--s Machine Learning Platform


Edmonton, Alberta, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OneSoft Solutions Inc. (the --Company-- or --OneSoft--) (TSX-V:OSS, OTC:OSSIF)--is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, OneBridge Solutions, Inc. (--OneBridge--), has entered into a Pilot Program agreement with another U.S.-based,...

Graphic: How SpaceX plans to take another step toward the moon, Mars


Tuesday's inaugural SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch rocket is SpaceX's 230-foot-tall answer to heavy-lift demands, which will allow the company to boost heavier payloads to orbit and target moon and Mars missions. Though technically far more complex, it appears to be three Falcon 9 cores strapped together. A look at how it works: The Falcon Heavy rocket configuration will generate thrust equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at liftoff and is designed to one day carry humans into space. At a set altitude, the two first stage rocket booster engines are cut off. A pneumatic stage separation system releases them from the main rocket. The main rocket continues to fire as the boosters fall away. The first stage boosters undergo a flip maneuver using onboard cold gas thrusters. Their engines do a temporary burn, setting it on a trajectory for the landing site. Once beyond Earth's atmosphere, the first stage releases from stage two. A single engine propels stage two into orbit. Like the boosters before it, the first stage rocket undergoes a flip maneuver. Its engines ignite briefly and it heads on a trajectory for the landing site. After performing a second flip maneuver, the rocket's grid fins deploy and engines do a temporary burn to slow it down. The grid fins steer the rocket as it enters Earth's atmosphere. Landing legs deploy and an engine fires a final time to land the first stage rocket safely on a designated landing platform on an autonomous drone ship at sea. The previous two boosters rockets touched down on ground-based landing pads. Meanwhile, the second stage rocket has shed the fairing protecting its payload, Elon Musk's personal red Tesla Roadster, releasing it into a heliocentric orbit that will take it past Mars.

Employers Are Setting Workers Up for Failure


Machines are learning how to perform routine tasks and some more complicated ones, and their progress is piquing employers' interests. The retail and health industries in particular stand the most to gain from incorporating artificial intelligence into work. Both could see about a 50 percent revenue increase, according to a new Accenture report. And if all companies invest in artificial intelligence at a rate similar to that of top-performing businesses, such as those in the S&P 500, companies could boost their revenues by 38 percent. Despite all of the talk of machines taking away jobs, the study also found that 100 percent of C-level executives who plan to use artificial intelligence intend to use that AI to enhance, not diminish, their workers' capabilities; three in four of the C-level executives surveyed said they plan to automate tasks "to a large or very large extent" in the next three years.

Baker Hughes GE, Nvidia collaborate on AI for oil and gas industry ZDNet


Baker Hughes GE and Nvidia are collaborating to bring artificial intelligence and analytics to the oil and gas industry in a move that aims to absorb data from sensors, weather, drilling, and seismic data as well as make operations more predictive. Binu Mathew, global head of digital products for Baker Hughes GE, said the Nvidia collaboration will leverage GPU-powered systems on rigs and in the cloud to make sense of data related to oil drilling. "In an oil and gas field there are a lot of sensors and data in remote operations that's collected, but very little of it is analyzed," said Mathew. The oil and gas industry has plenty of data, but not necessarily information and knowledge. With Nvidia, Baker Hughes GE is building computational models for the Internet of Things and aiming to provide analytics and actionable information, said Mathew.