Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The #AIEYE: #AI and #Automation as an Answer to Energy Consumption and Environmental Sustainability (NYSE: $ABB) (TSXV: $MCLD.V) (NASDAQ: $MRVL) (NASDAQ: $RAVN)

The #AIEYE: #AI and #Automation as an Answer to Energy Consumption and Environmental Sustainability (NYSE: $ABB) (TSXV: $MCLD.V) (NASDAQ: $MRVL) (NASDAQ: $RAVN)




Point Roberts WA, Vancouver BC – April 10, 2019 – Investorideas.com, a global investor news source covering Artificial Intelligence issues a special edition of The AI Eye, looking at how AI will play a significant role in energy consumption and environmental sustainability.


As global population increases and the rate of industrialization across the developing world accelerates, the problems of energy efficiency and climate change loom ominously. One thing that may be able to keep externalities caused by urbanization in check, are emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. A recent report from Technavio for instance, projects that global AI in the energy market will grow by $6.06 billion USD from 2019-2023. An analysis from Frost & Sullivan highlights some of the benefits of this trend. In the analysis, Swagath Navin Manohar, Research Analyst, Energy & Environment, outlines how AI can reduce energy waste in electricity and other sectors by providing better consumption data:

"In addition to making the electricity system intelligent and flexible, AI algorithms help utilities and energy companies understand and optimize consumer behavior and manage energy consumption across different sectors. Meanwhile, complex machine learning algorithms combined with real-time weather data from satellites, ground-based observation, and climate models can be used to forecast the electricity generated by RES like wind, solar, and ocean."

Multinational automation company ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) is already putting some of these ideas into practice with their Industrial AI Accelerator program, aimed at supporting startups using AI to solve industrial challenges. The co-founder of one of those startups (Greenlytics), Sebastian Haglund El Gaidi, explained how working with ABB makes it possible to leverage AI in the service of a more efficient power grid:

“The conversations with ABB helped us realize the different areas where we can combine our capabilities and create technological synergies. Collaborating with ABB will help further develop our vision of tomorrow’s increasingly renewable, distributed and smarter grid. We already learned a lot about not only the technology but also the potential market and customer needs – and that is really important for a startup, especially in a B2B context.”

An article on The Next Web emphasizes the role AI has in identifying patterns in energy consumption data that can be used to better regulate how scarce resources like electricity can be distributed. The piece quotes Henrik Brink, the founder of Ento Labs, a company fighting climate change with artificial intelligence:

“Energy efficiency is the only really direct way of lowering emissions. And according to our initial research, there’s a huge opportunity for lowering emissions. There’s so many low hanging fruits of companies and industries that can be optimized a lot.”

A company applying this insight in a big way is Universal mCloud Corp. (OTC:MCLDF) (TSXV:MCLD), whose AssetCare platform combines AI with IoT and cloud computing technology and has found application in various markets. A key recent development has been the announcement that AssetCare connectivity has been established for the Heiwado Shopping Center in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Done in collaboration with mCloud partner SCN Ltd., this will see management of the mall’s stores’ HVAC systems using AI and analytics, which will deliver ongoing energy savings, curbing the costly 41 percent of energy currently used by Heiwado for heating and cooling.

Furthermore, mCloud collaborates with Britwind, an affiliate of UK’s Ecotricity, to apply AssetCare analytics to improve wind turbine availability and extend the health of wind turbines in Europe and China, and mcloud is also collaborating with Fulcrum Automation Technologies on a plan to target at least 200 oil and gas assets as part of a greater strategy to access thousands of field assets in North America and the Middle East.

Semiconductor manufacturer Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NasdaqGS:MRVL) last year demonstrated its AI SSD Controller powered by Deep Learning Accelerator technology from NVIDIA. The related press release stresses the cost-saving features of the tech via “improving efficiency, reducing power consumption, maximizing scalability and optimizing distribution of resources,” Noam Mizrahi, VP of Technology and Architecture at Marvell, said:

“Our advanced AI SSD controller proof of concept solution sets a new paradigm in utilizing available system resources more efficiently, resulting in the scalable, cost-effective data storage expected for all kinds of machine learning tasks."

Raven Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS:RAVN) reduces operating costs and improves yields using precision agriculture technology. Last year, the company partnered with Dot Technology Corp., an autonomous agriculture platform leader, to “power the autonomous farming solutions of the future”. The Raven tech-based DOT Power Platform “completes tasks autonomously and enables farmers to spend more of their time focusing on the overall operation of their farms.”

So though greater industrialization across the globe creates challenges to energy consumption and environmental sustainability, it also seems to be yielding the very technologies, such as AI and automation that are required to assuage them.


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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The #AIEYE: How #AI, #IoT and Digital Tech are Transforming Resource Industries (TSXV: $MCLD.V) (OTC: $SBGSY) (TSX: $STLC.TO) (TSXV: $AIIM.V)


The #AIEYE: How #AI, #IoT and Digital Tech are Transforming Resource Industries (TSXV: $MCLD.V) (OTC: $SBGSY) (TSX: $STLC.TO) (TSXV: $AIIM.V)

Point Roberts WA, Vancouver BC – April 4, 2019 – Investorideas.com, a global investor news source covering Artificial Intelligence issues a special edition of The AI Eye, looking at how new developments in AI, IoT and the digital tech sector are now being deployed in seemingly “old-school” industries such as oil and gas and mining.

As technology progresses forward at a break-neck pace, older and more established industry sectors such as oil and gas, or mining and manufacturing are beginning to realize that utilizing these new technologies is the only way to embrace the future.  BI Intelligence predicts that global manufacturers will invest $70 Billion on IoT solutions in 2020, up from $29 Billion spent in 2015.



Universal mCloud Corp. (TSX-V: MCLD) (OTCQB: MCLDF), a leading provider of asset management solutions combining IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and analytics, recently unveiled its plans to connect oil and gas field workers with real-time access to digital work assistance capabilities using the Company’s AssetCare platform delivered via head-worn, hands-free smart glasses.







Originally developed to support field workers and maintainers in mCloud’s Smart Buildings and Wind segments, the Company expects to deliver similar capabilities within its recently announced entry into Oil and Gas through its newly-signed three-year global licensing agreement for AssetCare solutions with Fulcrum Automation Technologies (“Fulcrum”). In the oil and gas industry, mCloud estimates there are over 1.4 million field workers operating over 500,000 assets across North America whose roles would benefit from the enhanced productivity and efficiency that would come with hands-free access to AssetCare in the field.

Delivered on smart glasses, mCloud’s AssetCare platform enables workers in the field to get access to the right information at the right time combining the features of an AI-powered digital assistant with advanced 3D and mixed reality. Real-time digital work instructions enable workers to get guidance and verification as they work through complex procedures, ensuring they get jobs done right the first time. Smart work order management capabilities ensure workers focus on those field assets in most urgent need of attention.

In addition, remote assistance, provided through mCloud’s strategic arrangement with Agnity Global enables workers in the field to virtually collaborate with experts in the corporate back-office through a secure, enterprise-grade video and audio link.

“Our ability to deliver AssetCare on hands-free smart glasses lets us dramatically improve the productivity and efficiency of field workers everywhere,” said Dr. Barry Po, mCloud’s Chief Product Officer. “All across the oil and gas value chain, there are opportunities for us to enhance the way decisions are made in the field.”

Schneider Electric S.E. (OTC: SBGSY), a leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, has recently announced the launch of Schneider Electric Exchangethe world's first cross-industry open ecosystem dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges.

"Digitization continues to revolutionize the way we work and behave. The world can no longer work in independent silos; the need for better integration and collaboration has unearthed new opportunities and solutions. Schneider Electric Exchange brings together a diverse ecosystem of digital innovators and experts, enabling the co-creation of solutions and enriching learning and speed through collective intelligence. Together this digital ecosystem creates, collaborates, and scales business growth," says Cyril Perducat, EVP IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric.

Stelco Holdings Inc. (TSX: STLC) (OTC; STZHF), the owners of North America's newest and most technologically advanced integrated steelmaking facilities recently announced signing an agreement with Canvass Analytics Inc., a global leader in AI software for intelligent industrial operations to use Canvass's AI platform to transform its steel operations, improve yield and boost productivity.

Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman of Stelco Inc. commented: "As a company that strives to deliver the market's highest quality products in a cost competitive manner, we are continuously looking at how we can operate better. By partnering with Canvass Analytics, we are systematically transforming our facilities into intelligent operations environments and augmenting a digitally oriented workforce in order to take the efficiency of our operations to the next level. Canvass Analytics quickly demonstrated to us the usefulness of AI in certain areas of our operations and the potential of applying AI across our operations in order to increase our profitability and competitiveness."

In the mining sector, Albert Mining Inc. (TSX-V: AIIM), using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced knowledge-extraction techniques since 2005 announced on March 28th that its technology will be used on Playfair Mining Ltd.’s RKV property (Tynset, Hedmark County area, 295.96 square kilometres), located in Southern Norway, 350 km North of Oslo. A fee will be paid to Albert for applying its CARDS (Computer Aided Resources Detection Software) system using AI and Datamining on the RKV property.

Albert Mining says its objective is to develop a new royalty stream by significantly enhancing and participating in the exploration success rate of mining.
AI is changing the future of the resource sector from agriculture to energy and mining but it also impacts almost all sectors as innovation and demand for efficiency become key ingredients for success.  In Canada and the US, the resource sector is a key contributor the economy, so the old must meet the new or face meeting the fate of the dinosaurs.

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