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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.


[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.


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.


What an Artificial Intelligence Researcher Fears About AI 7wData

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As an Artificial Intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. We look at the latest research from cognitive science, translate that into an algorithm and add it to an existing system. I create virtual environments and evolve digital creatures and their brains to solve increasingly complex tasks. Right now we are taking baby steps to evolve machines that can do simple navigation tasks, make simple decisions, or remember a couple of bits.


Connected Drones: 3 Powerful Lessons We Can All Take Away

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It is a story that combines drones with intelligent software to prevent power blackouts, or as eSmart puts it "making Azure intelligence mobile". A similar problem is the lack of sufficient examples of the faults that analytics software needed to recognize using Connected Drone. In this way, they could both balance the object classes, and generate additional fault examples as needed. A virtual black box collects sufficient information about the flight and using that data they can perform risk analysis and share it with CAA.


The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 - Wait But Why

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So here's how it actually feels to stand there: Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750--a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. In order for someone to be transported into the future and die from the level of shock they'd experience, they have to go enough years ahead that a "die level of progress," or a Die Progress Unit (DPU) has been achieved. Kurzweil suggests that the progress of the entire 20th century would have been achieved in only 20 years at the rate of advancement in the year 2000--in other words, by 2000, the rate of progress was five times faster than the average rate of progress during the 20th century. All in all, because of the Law of Accelerating Returns, Kurzweil believes that the 21st century will achieve 1,000 times the progress of the 20th century.2 If Kurzweil and others who agree with him are correct, then we may be as blown away by 2030 as our 1750 guy was by 2015--i.e.


Infographic: A Timeline of Future Technology

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Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult. The confluence of robotics, artificial intelligence, and increasing levels of automation is a prevailing trend throughout the projected timeline of future technology. Later on, it's also expected that the next wave of AI will be a reality: by 2036, predictive AI will be able to predict the near-future with impressive precision. The future of battery technology will include carbon-breathing batteries that turn CO2 into generate electricity, as well as diamond-based "nuclear batteries" that run off of nuclear waste.


Artificial Intelligence & Clean(er) Energy – Brian Beckcom's Blog – Medium

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Terrific article explaining how we can use Artificial Intelligence to increase energy efficiency in the home, in our power plants, and with the power grid. With all the alarming news coming out about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, here is a great example of how AI can be a force for good.


Robots to the rescue!

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Robots and drones can be deployed quickly in areas deemed too unsafe for humans and are used to guide rescuers, collect data, deliver essential supplies or provide communication services. IEC TC 47: Semiconductor devices, and its SC 47F: Micro electromechanical systems, are responsible for compiling a wide range of International Standards for the semiconductor devices used in sensors and the MEMS essential to the safe operation of drone flights. IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery, prepares International Standards covering specifications for rotating electrical machines, while IEC TC 91: Electronics assembly technology, is responsible for standards on electronic assembly technologies including components. In addition to IEC TC 47: Semiconductor devices and IEC SC 47F: Microelectromechanical systems, mentioned above, other IEC TCs involved in standardization work for specific areas affecting rescue and disaster relief robots include IEC TC 44: Safety of machinery – Electrotechnical aspects; IEC TC 2: Rotating machinery; IEC TC 17: Switchgear and controlgear; and IEC TC 22: Power electronic systems and equipment.