Beyond Limits partners with NVIDIA on AI for energy sector

By William Smith
Los Angeles, California-based Beyond Limits creates AI solutions for industries such as energy, utilities and healthcare...

Los Angeles, California-based Beyond Limits creates AI solutions for industries such as energy, utilities and healthcare.

The company says its Cognitive AI technology involves the use of conventional techniques such as machine learning, neural networks and deep learning, as well as knowledge-based reasoning to make autonomous decisions that nevertheless leave behind audit trails that can explain the reasoning. Such an approach is crucial in industries such as healthcare, where accountability is an ethical necessity.

The company has announced it is collaborating with US tech firm NVIDIA, a specialist in the graphical processing units (GPUs) useful for machine learning applications thanks to their highly parallel nature. The collaboration will include AI software optimised for GPUs to improve performance and efficiency in the software development cycle. 

In a press release, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said: “AI has the potential to make a major impact on problems facing the heart of the global energy business, but the technology requires high levels of computing power to operate on the level and scale required by many of today’s global producers. That’s why we’re so excited to collaborate with NVIDIA, a leading provider of AI computing platforms. With NVIDIA technology support and expertise, Beyond Limits is better positioned to offer faster, more intelligent and efficient AI-based solutions for maximizing energy production and profitability.”

One example of AI’s benefit in the energy industry has been demonstrated by Beyond Limit’s use of a deep learning framework on NVIDIA A100 GPUs to predict and recommend the placement of wells in the oil and gas sector.

“The NVIDIA A100 offers the performance and reliability required to meet the demands of the modern day energy sector,” said Marc Spieler, Global Energy Director at NVIDIA. “The ability to process hundreds of thousands of AI simulations in real-time provides the insight required for Beyond Limits to develop scalable applications that advance energy technologies.”

Share

Featured Articles

Are we ready to hand humanity’s future over to AI?

AI could contribute up to US$5.2tn to the global economy by the end of the decade, all in the name of sustainability

A watershed moment: feeding the world with AgriTech

Jordan MacPherson, the Director of Product Operations at Park Place Technologies, shares his insights into the growth of the global AgriTech market

5 minutes with: Vikram Saxena, CEO, BetterCommerce

We spoke to Vikram Saxena, the CEO of BetterCommerce, to learn his predictions for the future of AI, and his company’s role in this technology transition

AI helps handle post-Covid ecommerce explosion, says EY

AI Applications

How AI supported the fight against COVID-19

AI Applications

IBM, Canonical & Hitachi Vantara: IoT and the supply chain

Technology