Creating Resilience In Oil And Gas Supply Chains With Technology

The Covid-19 pandemic has everyone rethinking what steps to take for resilience today, and how to safeguard that resilience for an uncertain energy future. Nearly every oil and gas executive said, in the just released EY Oil and Gas Digital Transformation and the Workforce Survey, that their company will have to change how it operates coming out of the downturn. What’s implied by that result is that oil and gas executives don’t expect the market to ever go back to where it was.

They are right. Oil demand is unlikely to return to the path it was on before the pandemic. New ways of living, working and operating our day-to-day lives have taken hold and are likely to permanently transform traditional choices. When we get to

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US body on AI calls for creating India-US strategic tech alliance

According to the Commission, in recent years, India has redoubled its efforts to improve its AI infrastructure.

The US should build a formal tech alliance with India that will help develop an overarching Indo-Pacific strategy focused on emerging technology, an independent federal commission on artificial intelligence has said. The newly-created National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence in its report on Tuesday said the Department of State and the Department of Defence should negotiate formal AI cooperation agreements with India, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Vietnam.

In the report submitted to the Congress and President Donald Trump, the Commission underlined that America must build on the strength of its allies and partners to win the global technology competition and preserve free and open societies. This recommendation builds on growing support for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a strategic forum among the US, Australia, India, and Japan, and calls for formalising

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Creating fuel from thin air with artificial leaves

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Artificial leaves could one day provide fuel

The sun produces more than enough energy for human activities, but we still can’t capture enough of it, points out Erwin Reisner, energy and sustainability professor at Cambridge University.

He heads a team of researchers trying to capture more of that free energy.

While solar panels have made big advances in recent years, becoming cheaper and more efficient, they just provide electricity, not storable liquid fuels, which are still in great demand.

“If you look at the global energy portfolio and what’s needed, electricity only covers maybe 20-25%. So the question is when we have covered that 25%, what do we do next?” asks Prof Reisner.

His answer is to look to nature: “Plants are a huge inspiration, because they have learned over millions of years how to take up sunlight and store the energy in energy carriers.

“I really believe that artificial

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Secrets To Creating Software That Customers Love

This week Asana–which operates a platform for project management–pulled off its direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. On the first day of trading, the shares shot up about 37%. 

The roots of Asana go back to 2008. The co-founders were Dustin Moskovitz (the the co-founder of Facebook) and Justin Rosenstein (a former employee at Facebook and Google).  They got the idea for their startup

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AIDP and Andy Khawaja are Creating AI Technology that Collaborates with the Human Brain

Artificial Intelligence Defense Platform, a technology start-up creating AI technology for a safer, more comfortable future, and its Founder Andy Khawaja are creating AI technology that will collaborate with the human brain, creating faster, more advanced thought processes and diagnostic tools.

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Andy Khawaja and AIDP plan to unlock new human capabilities. (Photo: Business Wire)

Foglets.com says, “the human brain operates at 1 exaFLOP, which is equivalent to a billion billion calculations per second.” They describe the human brain as a “tangled, seemingly random mess of neurons that do not behave in a predictable manner.”

AIDP is working on its pioneer program “ISABELLA” that will pair AI technology with the human brain. They claim that collaborating the two will unlock new capabilities in every human aspect. As a place to start, they will explore AI and human collaboration in critical

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Why Is The Future Of Business About Creating A Shared Value For Everyone?

Why is the future of business about creating shared value for everyone? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 

Answer by Erich Joachimsthaler, Founder & CEO of Vivaldi, Author of The Interaction Field, in his Session: 

Creating shared value is the future because we live now in a much more complex world. We live in a hyperconnected world where nobody can do it alone anymore. In 1995, the first technologies like ecommerce and search connected information. This era was followed by the world of social media which connected people. The smart phone and social media technologies enabled this era. And today, we are in a world where everything connects. All sorts of technologies connect everything, things, people, companies, and these technologies are converging

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A computer predicts your thoughts, creating images based on them — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a technique in which a computer models visual perception by monitoring human brain signals. In a way, it is as if the computer tries to imagine what a human is thinking about. As a result of this imagining, the computer is able to produce entirely new information, such as fictional images that were never before seen.

The technique is based on a novel brain-computer interface. Previously, similar brain-computer interfaces have been able to perform one-way communication from brain to computer, such as spell individual letters or move a cursor.

As far as is known, the new study is the first where both the computer’s presentation of the information and brain signals were modelled simultaneously using artificial intelligence methods. Images that matched the visual characteristics that participants were focusing on were generated through interaction between human brain responses and a generative neural network.

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