By Patrick Pouyanné | Linked in
A new industrial revolution
When did you start thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) in your daily life? The arrival of Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, back in 2011, may come straight to mind, followed a couple of years later by its counterparts, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.
Those working for the energy sector have long been aware of the power of artificial intelligence, with applications that extend well beyond knowing when to turn your lights off. From the 1980s on, our industry has tapped into what can be considered a form of AI, with its “expert systems” helping geologists find oil and gas.
Artificial intelligence has clearly seen several years of exponential development, thanks to the abundance of data and the massive reduction in the cost of computing power — helped along, of course, by the internet giants.