Oil and gas exploration can get a boost from the efficient deployment of the artificially intelligent computer system, IBM Watson, a renowned data scientist has said. "Petroleum geology can be accelerated by training IBM Watson on historic data. Nearly every process currently driven by human expertise can be accelerated by its cognitive computing technology," Romeo Kienzler told Gulf Times in an exclusive interview. When asked how the cognitive technology that can think like a human can be used effectively in oil exploration in Qatar and the wider region instead of the conventional methods, IBM Watson's chief data scientist explained the system "can have a look at such vast amounts of structured and unstructured data in seconds which a human brain cannot process in an entire life time."
In this June 1, 2016 photo, a worker adjusts a welding robot at a subsidiary of China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. An official survey of Chinese manufacturing release Friday, July 1, 2016, shows that activity was flat in June, signaling further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy as it undergoes a prolonged slowdown.