Oil & Gas


LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 hottest Canadian companies to work for now

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The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where Canadians want to work now. With the 2nd annual Top Startups ranking, we uncover the breakout companies commanding professionals' attention today: the ones that are growing massively, scrambling industries, shifting talent flows around the world and, often, altering how we work and live. Our editors and data scientists parsed billions of actions generated by LinkedIn's 645 million members -- and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in Canada. Looking to land a job at one of these fast-growing companies?


Silicon Valley Insider: Intellihot, using AI and NASA Technology to Provide You Hot Water - Impakter

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Have you ever been running late for work, your hand extended into your shower, cursing its name as the water slowly warms to a temperature that would allow you to enter? Well, you may be being unsympathetic to your hot water heater, because it's likely running all day and all night to keep between 40-80 gallons of water heated, so it can be ready at your command. As you ponder the inefficiency of such a system, imagine the hot water needs of a hotel or a high-rise apartment building, with hundreds of rooms and thousands of inhabitants. The founder in this week's Silicon Valley Insider, Sridhar Deivasigamani, estimates that at any point in time in the US, there could be as much as 6 billion gallons of water being kept hot for our consumption, one-sixth the size of Lake Tahoe. Intellihot, the Galesburg, IL company founded in 2009, designs and manufactures tankless water heaters, as well as monitoring devices and apps, for residential, commercial and industrial applications.


Machine Learning Ex2 Solutions

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It is estimated to top. Therefore the best way to understand machine learning is to look at some example problems. Machine Learning Ex2 - Linear Regression Implementing linear regression using gradient descent in Scala based on Andrew Ng's machine learning course. In this book, you'll do exactly that. Quality Assurance in Software Testing: Prevention is better than a cure, even where it concerns software solutions. HP Elite x2 Designed for IT, loved by users. With this mind, the Machine Learning & AI For Upstream Onshore Oil & Gas 2019 purely focuses on understanding the profitable applications of Machine Learning and AI, primarily for optimizing production for onshore E&Ps, and examine how to improve operational efficiencies in drilling and completions.


AI and Climate Change: How they're connected, and what we can do about it

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The tech industry faces criticism for the significant energy used to power its computing infrastructure. In response, the major tech companies have made data centers more efficient, and worked to ensure they're powered at least in part by renewable energy. These changes are a step in the right direction, but don't come close to tackling the problem. Most large tech companies continue to rely heavily on fossil fuels, and when they do commit to efficiency goals, these are not open to public scrutiny and validation. Researchers Lotfi Belkhir and Ahmed Elmeligi estimate that the tech sector will contribute 3.0–3.6% of global greenhouse emissions by 2020, more than double what the sector produced in 2007 (Belkhir and Elmeligi, 2018).


AI could fix costly downtime

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Unplanned outages are on the rise globally from both equipment failures and damages. Smaller operators do not have the excess capital to conduct the same level of planned outages. As traditional methods of predicting equipment failure can be unreliable in a dynamic operating environment, they can be hesitant to sanction significant shutdown work unless it is absolutely necessary. Thus, they are forced to ride out operational uncertainty and have unfortunately seen unplanned outages increase. Unplanned outages have severe negative cost and production consequences for the operator.


Jio Launches AI-Powered Video Assistant Tool

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India's telecom giant Reliance Jio has unveiled an artificial intelligence-based video call assistant that a user can use via their 4G phone with just a call, without having the need for any other application. The announcement came during the India Mobile Congress event held in the capital of the country, New Delhi. The video assistant has been developed by Reliance Jio along with the helping hands from US-based Radisys, a Reliance Industries Ltd subsidiary. Interestingly, the firm at the launch of the service noted that they already have a number of companies like HDFC willing to use the offering. The user can make a normal call via their 4G phone and then by clicking on a video call, a human will answer the question through a pre-recorded video message.



Oil and Gas Companies Turn to AI to Cut Costs

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While Aker BP got the help it needed from a small Austin, Texas-based AI software firm, SparkCognition, some bigger oil-and-gas companies are working with giants in the tech industry. Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 0.35% in February started a partnership with Microsoft Corp. MSFT 1.45% to deploy AI programs to optimize its operations in the Permian, or West Texas Basin. The oil giant also recently installed an AI program to gain insights from data coming from millions of sensors that monitor its global refineries. Total SA, TOT 0.75% meanwhile, is linking up with Google Inc. to better interpret seismic data, and is set to increase its investment in AI to squeeze more hydrocarbons from existing assets. Royal Dutch Shell RDS.B -0.34% PLC, for its part, has tested an AI program that monitors sensors on equipment at its Rotterdam refinery, the largest in Europe, to help figure out where to better direct maintenance staff and dollars.


Technology Prepares Us For Massive Gains In The On-Demand Economy

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During the Gilded Age and the second industrial revolution, the world saw rapid adoption of life-altering technologies -- electricity, rail transport, the automobile, telegraph communications and then the telephone. Thanks to these innovations, companies were able to create and sell products they could not before to people they had not previously been able to reach, in ways they never could have envisioned. That young United States saw unprecedented growth, with total national wealth increasing from $16 billion in 1860 to $88 billion by 1900. Today's evolution looks set to be just as transformative. Disruptive technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) are already having an impact.


Jio AI Video Call Assistant Launched, Aimed to Enhance Customer Support

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Reliance Jio has announced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Video Call Assistant (Bot) at the ongoing India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019. The new service aims to transform customer support and customer communication systems. According to the company, the assistant can be accessed via a 4G phone call, and customers don't need to install any app. The customer engagement video assistant solution has been developed by Jio in partnership with US-based company Radisys, a Reliance Industries Ltd subsidiary that provides open telecom solutions to service providers worldwide. The company says that with this new launch it will addressing the current customer pain points like endless call-hold music or seemingly never-ending IVR wait times.