There is more than oil and gas or oceans of saltwater that energy exploration companies bring to the surface when they drill deep into the earth. They are also drilling for terabytes of data that reveal how well their drilling rigs are performing, the types of rock encountered below the … [Read More...]
There is more than oil and gas or oceans of saltwater that energy exploration companies bring to the surface when they drill deep into the earth.
They are also drilling for terabytes of data that reveal how well their drilling rigs are performing, the types of rock encountered below the surface, the flow of salt water to the surface and much more.
There’s a name for all that information, says Mark Towler, founder and CEO of Oklahoma City’s Phase 2: Big data.
And big data represents a huge business opportunity for Phase 2. The custom software application developer incubated, then spun out a separate company in 2014 called Drakewell to help directional drilling companies mine the flood of data that is flowing upward from their wells.
“It’s a great case study, because they are gathering a lot of data about what type of motor configuration through what kind of strata
To read more see the full post at: At Oklahoma City's Phase 2, Big Data translates into big opportunity - NewsOK.com (registration)
The robots will almost take on personalities — at least the personalities of the brilliant young humans operating them.
And make no mistake about it, say coordinators of this weekend’s 17th annual Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, the event is a battle the 1,500 participating high school students from 60 teams will take very seriously.
“This is a competition. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind,” said Robert Curbeam, a Space Shuttle astronaut with seven space walks to his credit who also is vice president of space systems at Raytheon in El Segundo, an event sponsor.
“It’s extremely entertaining,” Curbeam said. “And you feel ecstatic for the winners and heartbreak for the losers.”
Yes, there will be real winners and losers — just like in March Madness. In fact, there’s even a bracket. Think of it as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s Elite Eight.
On Sunday, the final day
To read more see the full post at: Robotics to rain on Long Beach at regional event - Long Beach Press Telegram
As companies multiply, Pittsburgh’s robotics industry tries to come together March 23, 2017 10:21 PM Daniel Moore/Post-Gazette
Peter Rander, co-founder and chief operating officer of Argo AI, speaks while Carl Wellington, senior engineer for Uber, looks on during a panel session at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association on Thursday. By Daniel Moore / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In a crowded, stuffy ballroom in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, veterans of the robotics industry got a rare moment on Thursday evening to collectively catch their breath and reflect on how the whirlwind
To read more see the full post at: As companies multiply, Pittsburgh's robotics industry tries to come together - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s inaugural Big Data Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday will showcase ways organizations can deal with the large volume of data.
Sponsored by General Electric Co. and offered at no charge, the summit will feature guest speakers, case study presentations and panel discussions from big data analysts at GE, other corporations and Rose-Hulman.
Featured guest speakers will be Jim Daily, vice president and chief digital officer for engineering and technology for GE Aviation, and Pritam Chanda, senior research scientist for Dow AgroSciences.
Daily and Chanda also will participate in a panel discussion on “Driving Results with Big Data and Addressing the Talent Shortage,” alongside Rose-Hulman faculty members Yosi Shibberu, professor of mathematics, and Sriram Mohan, associate professor of computer science and software engineering.
Other Rose-Hulman faculty members will examine big data issues, and why they are important today and for the future.
To read more see the full post at: Summit at RHIT taking look inside big data - Terre Haute Tribune Star
CAMBRIDGE — A leading cybersecurity firm has won a Business of the Year Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
eSentire Inc. won the award (for companies with more than 50 employees) at the chamber’s Business Excellence Awards dinner Thursday night.
Chamber president Greg Durocher noted that the company “touches everyone in this room” through the work it does as well as its support of the community.
The company, founded in 2001, provides services that protect companies from cyber attacks. It has almost 300 employees.
“They protect us, they secure us, they stay up at night, so we don’t have to,” Durocher said. “In today’s world, we need what they do, and what they do, as world leaders in their industry, they do it with passion and excellence, from right here, in Cambridge.”
Ten other awards were handed out at the dinner at the Armenian Centre:
•Orchard Design Studio won
To read more see the full post at: Cybersecurity leader among firms honoured by Cambridge chamber - Waterloo Record
At the start of the year, I was part of a panel that aimed to offer career guidance to graduating students at a local secondary school in Singapore.
The panel dished out the usual advice about the need to have passion, work hard, and always strive to do better. A student then posed a question that struck a chord: “How can I ensure the skills I learn in school will not be obsolete by the time I enter the workforce?”
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These students were no older than 16 or 17 years and, if they took the typical route to university, would not begin life as working adults for at least another five to seven years. With technology changing so rapidly these days, it might very well be possible their course modules would no longer be relevant by the time they graduated.
And with the
To read more see the full post at: Singapore firms must put stronger focus on reskilling amid rise of AI - ZDNet
There is no doubt the search industry has evolved. Just one look at how search engine results pages are currently laid out shows how things have changed. We have come a long way from 10 blue links.
But have we gone far enough? At SXSW earlier this month, information access was a hot topic. People no longer head to Google’s search bar as their only way of accessing content.
How we access information is changing
Search engines used to be the primary (or sole) place a consumer would turn to when they needed an immediate answer. You entered in a phrase, clicked a link and read the page.
But now, there are other places we are spending out time. In fact, the average consumer spends over 40 minutes a day on YouTube and 35 minutes on Facebook. We get our news from peers on social networks and can even consult WebMD about our health through
To read more see the full post at: How AI will shape the future of search - MarTech Today
Connected IO has expanded its customer base by securing a purchase order valued at AUD$270,000 for its wireless “internet of things” devices from a US based cyber security firm amid continued robust revenue growth at the Perth-listed company.
In a statement to the market on Thursday, ASX-listed Connected IO said the cyber security firm, which services the healthcare, retail and hospitality sectors, had also indicated further monthly purchases of around AUD$160,000 were possible through calendar year 2017.
According to the company, there is also potential for additional bolt on revenue from the selling of cloud-based management software for the devices.
Connected IO already boasts an amazing array of blue chip customers for its various internet of things solutions. These include Coca-Cola, US telcos Verizon and AT&T, Vodafone, The Red Cross, Cisco, and some Police departments.
They have all worked with the company since it was back-door listed by Perth connections
To read more see the full post at: Connected IO expands customer base for “internet of things” devices - Business News
STEVENSON, Ala. – Stevenson Middle School now has robotics kits for the school to enjoy. With the work industry heavily STEM influenced, they felt the need to broaden their program.
“We at Stevenson Middle School and our feeder school at North Jackson High School, we want to prepare students for the workforce,” said Principal Rob Paradise.
Robotics also introduces a project based curriculum.
“In that curriculum, they work with others. They use the science and engineering process, problem solving process together, to build the robot and to program the robot,” said Principal Paradise.
Google paid for the equipment and “Stevenson Middle School agreed to pay for this training.”
With the help of their fundraiser “STEM Possible,” they were able to bring in some extra help.
“We’ve raised money and we’ll pay today for a program called SCORE, the Southeastern Center for Robotics Education,
To read more see the full post at: Stevenson Middle trains their teachers on their new robotics ... - whnt.com
Artificial intelligence may be tech’s hottest sector, and Chinese internet giants and startups alike have been engaged in fierce competition to poach top talent from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and elite universities around the world.
Few of these hires had the status of Andrew Ng, whom Baidu Inc. recruited in 2014 as its chief scientist to oversee AI research. One of the top brains in the field, Mr. Ng formerly led Google’s…
To read more see the full post at: China Is Losing to the US in High-Stakes Battle for Artificial Intelligence Talent - Wall Street Journal (subscription)