NASA’s Space Missions Drive Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Global Business

NASA’s Space Missions Drive Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Global Business

Studies are ongoing so that NASA’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems could eventually run spacecrafts with much higher intelligence during deep space explorations. Meanwhile, on Earth, a company based in Southern California is adapting NASA’s AI systems to advance market comprehension and benefit business technologies on Earth.

Since landing on Mars in 2012, NASA has been dramatically expanding Earth’s understanding of the Martian climate and geology through the Curiosity rover. Next year, another spacecraft, InSight, is probing deeper into Mars to investigate the red planet’s interior.

Why Human-Like Reasoning Is The Key To Trusted AI

Why Human-Like Reasoning Is The Key To Trusted AI

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story Silver Blaze, Sherlock Holmes is able to uncover the theft of a famous race horse by quickly grasping the significance of no one hearing the family dog barking the night of the theft. Since the dog was kept in the stables, the natural inference was that the thief must have been someone the dog knew.

BP pushes AI Beyond Limits

BP pushes AI Beyond Limits

Artificial intelligence (AI), digitalisation and automation are all key areas of debate and innovation in the oil industry right now. That has also meant an increase in interest and capital flows outside the conventional arenas of oil and gas technology.


In early June Pasadena-based Beyond Limits, an AI-focused start-up spun out of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), announced that it had secured US$20 million in investment from BP Ventures. Leveraging technology from Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and from projects with NASA and the US Department of Defense, Beyond Limits is more used to finding ways of deploying its IP to interplanetary missions than managing resources on earth. However, the oil super-major’s corporate and technology investment arm is evidently keen to see if the start-up’s expertise can aid its own push towards smarter digital operations.
Reportedly, the Series B funding will accelerate delivery of industrial-grade AI software, and combine BP’s existing human knowledge with machine learning to provide “new levels of operational insight, business optimisation and process automation across all operations.”

Artificial Intelligence Targets Advertising by Understanding User

Artificial Intelligence Targets Advertising by Understanding User

A couple of years ago, AJ Abdallat went online and bought a bracelet from a major department store as a gift for his wife. He wasn’t happy with the product, he says, but to this day, he continues to receive online advertising based on that one negative purchasing experience. “Every time I log into Yahoo, they’re pushing ads for this store to me,” he says.

This is the kind of ham-handed online advertising that Abdallat, CEO of the new startup Beyond Limits Corporation, based in Thousand Oaks, California, says is soon to become a thing of the past. The company has licensed two artificial intelligence programs from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that will enable Beyond Limits to target digital marketing with far greater precision.

BP joins oil rush to use AI with funding for California start-up

BP joins oil rush to use AI with funding for California start-up

Energy Editor BP has bought into artificial intelligence technology developed for space exploration as it joins growing interest among oil and gas companies in the use of big data to help find new resources. The UK group has invested in Californian start-up Beyond Limits, which is adapting software from Nasa, the US space agency, and the US Department of Defence, for commercial use. The deal, agreed last week, adds to signs that an industry associated with “roughneck” engineers hunting oil in far-flung locations with greasy drilling equipment is embracing digital technology. Pioneer Natural Resources, one of the largest independent US oil producers, said last month that it planned to use artificial intelligence to increase the chances of success when drilling wells.

BP invests $20m into AI startup Beyond Limits to transform oil and gas exploration

BP invests $20m into AI startup Beyond Limits to transform oil and gas exploration

Beyond Limits, which is commercializing technology used by NASA and the US Department of Defense, has announced securing $20 million from sole investor BP Ventures.

The Series B round brings the total amount raised by the Pasadena, California-based artificial intelligence company to $25.5 million.

Developed in the labs of NASA's Caltech deep space program, Beyond Limits' AI software is 20 years in the making. The company said the technology has been "battle tested in deep space where there is zero margin for error" and is subsequently a lot faster than other AI technology in the market.

Beyond Limits is Spreading NASA’s AI to the World

Beyond Limits is Spreading NASA’s AI to the World

AI, machine learning, and the internet of things are rapidly permeating every aspect of our lives. Dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution”, it seems everywhere we turn companies are touting the AI capabilities of their products. Everything from self-driving cars to what shows up on Facebook newsfeeds are driven, in part, by artificial intelligence.