Beyond Limits was recently featured in AI Startups’ “Top 100 AI Startups in USA.” This list is a compilation of innovative AI startup companies that are breaking the mold and have received anywhere from $105M to $8.4B in funding. Beyond Limits is honored to be acknowledged on this prestigious list that recognizes the most cutting-edge AI startups in the country.
READ ALL ABOUT HOW BEYOND LIMITS WAS A TWO-TIME HONOREE ON FORBES’ LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST STARTUP EMPLOYERS – HERE.
19 April 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Alyssa Cotrina, Beyond Limits
“From prestigious awards to unstoppable growth, Los Angeles is an undeniable hotspot for tech.”
Built In LA recently announced that Beyond Limits made their ‘9 Featured Companies of the Month’ list. Built In spotlight highlights nine industry trailblazers throughout Los Angeles who are prioritizing their people, culture, and growth.
“With a highly diverse management team and dedicated diversity and inclusion staff, Beyond Limits is serious about equity and inclusion in its workforce. The company also provides unconscious bias training and a diversity manifesto.” -Built In LA
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From One Prestigious Recognition to Another
This recognition comes fresh off the heels of Built In LA awarding a spot on their coveted 2022 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, Beyond Limits earned a place under Built In’s ‘LA Best Midsize Companies to Work For’ category. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startup to enterprise, and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies within the eight largest tech markets across the U.S.
TO READ ABOUT BEYOND LIMITS’ 2022 BUILT IN LA RECOGNITION, CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS – HERE.
Beyond Limits has also found itself featured on Built In LA’s Best Places to Work Awards several times over the last few years. Continued recognition by Built In LA is a testament to Beyond Limits’ unceasing growth and advancement. It’s exciting for a company with accelerating growth like Beyond Limits to be recognized, in the middle of that progress, for its constant determination to promote a workplace atmosphere that places significance on inclusivity, diversity, and culture.
The honor of being recognized again this year by Built In is a testament to Beyond Limits’ enduring reputation for pioneering technology, as well as the steady endeavor to support our carefully curated team of talented industry experts. It’s gratifying for a fast-growing company like Beyond Limits to be acknowledged, in the midst of that progress, for its continued efforts to foster a reciprocally respectful environment that places importance on inclusivity, diversity, and mutual encouragement in the workplace.
TO GET ALL THE DETAILS ON BEYOND LIMITS’ PREVIOUS BUILT IN LA AWARDS, READ MORE – HERE.
Discover the Career that Will Propel You Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits’ Recruitment team has been busy filling illustrious positions across all areas of the organization, including Product, Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Sales departments. In today’s extremely competitive marketplace, we not only look for technical skills but also find it equally important to vet candidates in such a way that ensures a good fit with our culture of collaboration, excellence, and innovation.
Beyond Limits also offers an internship program (Beyonders) that provides upcoming graduating college students with the opportunity to gain unparalleled experiences and insights. Not to mention, a great deal of success has also been made when it comes to offering “above and beyonders” full-time positions. We welcome all experienced and newly graduated individuals interested in AI and who are considering a career at an organization that focuses on excellence and innovation.
BROWSE OUR CAREERS PAGE TO CHECK OUT ALL OUR OPEN POSITIONS – HERE.
Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards
Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fourth year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies, 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work
Built In: Getting the Inside Scoop on the Industries that Drive Your Interests
Built In is creating the largest platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, more than three million of the industry’s most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, develop their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves 1,800 innovative companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them hire otherwise hard-to-reach tech professionals, locally, nationally, or remotely.
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11 March 2022
Los Angeles, CA
For the second year in a row, on March 8th, Beyond Limits was awarded on the Forbes list of America’s Best Startup Employers 2022. This esteemed recognition spotlights companies across the country with high rankings for criteria involving employee satisfaction, employer reputation, and company growth. In partnership with market research company Statista, Forbes’ list was assembled through the process of assessing 2,500 U.S. businesses (founded between 2012 to 2019) with at least 50 employees.
TO CHECK OUT BEYOND LIMITS AWARD ON FORBES’ 2021 LIST, CHECK IT OUT – HERE.
“I am very excited that a respected entity like Forbes decided to list Beyond Limits as a top-ranking employer once again,” said AJ Abdallat, CEO and Co-founder, Beyond Limits. “Our company has made significant strides in critical sectors across the globe, utilizing some of the most advanced AI software products and solutions on the market today. This recognition is a testament to the unparalleled talent we foster at Beyond Limits; the people that make up an organization are the key to that company’s success.”
Comprehensive examinations were carried out across over 8 million data points, including a prospective company’s average length of employment, online employer reviews, and other pertinent, company-specific data around social media channels, news sites, micro-blogs, blogs, and social networks. Information involving a company’s website traffic, headcount growth rates, and industry-referenced job openings played important roles in the selection process as well.
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Beyond Limits is an enterprise-scale AI company that optimizes operations, boosts efficiency, and increases productivity for demanding industries including energy, utilities, and healthcare.
Beyond traditional artificial intelligence, Beyond Limits software products and solutions are powered by award-winning Cognitive AI technology, utilizing a hybrid AI approach that combines data-centric techniques with embedded human knowledge to affirm trust in software-driven decisions, manage operational risk, and drive profitability.
Over the past few years, Beyond Limits’ growth trajectory has been one for the books. From winning several esteemed awards to ongoing international expansion, launching innovative AI products, and growing market value with strategic acquisitions, it doesn’t seem as though this ever-accelerating path of progress is going to slow anytime soon.
To Take a Closer Look at Forbes’ 2022 List, Check it out – here.
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8 March 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Alyssa Cotrina, Beyond Limits
Data is a critical component of artificial intelligence (AI). Many experts would probably even argue that data is in fact the most critical component of our most advanced form of technology to date. A fair analogy could even look something like, gravity is to Earth as data is to AI. Does that mean any kind of data works when it comes to AI software? Depends on who you ask. Much of the industry would likely argue that in order for artificial intelligence products and solutions to actually work, the data being gathered to train that AI must be good and/or clean data. Beyond Limits likes to take that notion and turn it on its head a bit.
We aren’t about to sit here and claim that, when it comes to building AI software solutions for your business, good/clean data isn’t ideal. Beyond Limits loves good, clean data. However, we live in the real world, serving clients from important industries like Energy, Utilities, Healthcare, Financial Services, and more. Such critical sectors involve complex real-world challenges that consistently engage with imperfect scenarios. Flexibility is key.
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Why AI is Wild About Data
“Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks. Most AI examples that you hear about today – from chess-playing computers to self-driving cars – rely heavily on deep learning and natural language processing. Using these technologies, computers can be trained to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in the data.” (SAS Institute Inc.)
Simply put, the recommendation you receive from a machine learning (ML), deep learning, hybrid, or another approach to AI software products and solutions is the output – and that determination is made based on your input (data). Input is commonly delivered in the form of datasets. When it comes to substantive datasets, extensive number sequences such as quantitative data come to mind. However, qualitative data via videos, pictures, etc., is also equally important.
In terms of AI systems, whatever the dataset type, they are generally categorized as either structured (clean/good/etc.) or unstructured (missing/misleading/etc.). These identifiers matter because not all AI software solutions are equipped to handle one category or the other. In fact, the majority of AI and ML tools currently on the market cannot handle your data when it is unstructured. This reality makes it vital to be discerning when choosing an AI solution for your company.
Now, let’s talk about what “clean data” looks like, according to long-held industry paradigms. Clean data is often characterized utilizing the following factors that include:
Your data is obtainable whenever and wherever necessary. An example might be real-time clickstream data that can exhibit exactly where in the buying route consumers are confronted with issues and encouraged to continue along and complete their purchase.
Every system across your data network encompasses unchanged information. Essentially, all your datasets should sit within the parameters to which they have each been proportioned. An example might be modeling material prices, wherein parameters such as cloth, leather, suede, etc., must all encompass pricing data that sits within one of those respective classifications.
Your data instances are unique. Much like stability, every part of your data must be distinctive to precisely the parameters it attends. An example might be simply trying to prevent a scenario wherein identical prices of a particular material sit within two different parameters.
Your data obeys the organization of its classification (particularly when it comes to time-series datasets) and isn’t comprised of data that impedes the AI’s learnings and reasoning. Typically, allowing the AI to learn from recent data while uninhibited is ideal; the amount of included historical data will be determined by the purpose of the solution up for discussion.
Your data correctly signifies the events or scenarios in question. Accurate, trusted data sources should encompass the input fed into your AI solution so that your output won’t be jumbled, ensuring the answer/recommendation produced by the AI is correct.
Your data is as thorough as possible. An example might involve a compilation of phone numbers with the presumption that data will also contain corresponding information regarding area codes.
The Beyond Limits Clean Data Workaround
Clean data is always ideal but habitually elusive. Beyond Limits Cognitive AI products and solutions were designed for exactly this problem. Our Cognitive AI has the ability to both utilize and coordinate your unstructured data, analytics, and other critical inputs. This cutting-edge modernization will go right on behaving as it’s supposed to, even in the presence of imperfect data that isn’t entirely accessible, stable, distinctive, authentic, correct, or comprehensive. This is accomplished through an ideal marriage, merging the finest of conventional numeric (ML) AI techniques with innovative symbolic AI approaches, providing the system with what can only be described as human-like reasoning and intelligence.
“There are a lot of different methods for dealing with missing data that range from very simplistic statistical and interpolation approaches to advanced machine learning neural network techniques. With machine learning, you can utilize neural networks or autoencoders to essentially learn behavior from a group and infill those missing data sets as much as possible. You can also make use of the other analog data to which you do have access in order to try and predict what might make up the missing parts.” (Beyond Limits Manager AI Solutions, Michael Krause)
Cognitive AI encodes your most vital experts’ knowledgebases, expertise, experiences, and best practices – then circulates that data throughout all factions of your whole organization’s operations. This proficiency is key to releasing the value from superficially unmeasurable or unideal data inputs. These human-emulative knowledgebases grant the system an unparalleled ability to analyze suggested remedial action against widely accepted best practices, sanctioning the system to learn and grow ever more adept over time as it gathers new datasets with unique inputs and underlying meanings. Therein lies the value in AI software unlike ever before, this boost in unhindered access to such respected expert data, instantly accepted by your industry professionals, results in fortified trust in the technology that’s designed to help them.
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The Future of Your Most Valuable Asset- Data in the Capable Hands of Cognitive AI
“We’ve moved beyond deep learning techniques to embed human knowledge and experiences into the AI algorithms, allowing for more complex decision-making to solve never-seen-before problems — those problems without historical data or references. Machine learning techniques equipped with encoded human knowledge allow for AI that lets users edit their knowledge base even after it’s been deployed. As it learns by interacting with more problems, data, and domain experts, the systems will become significantly more flexible and intelligent.” (Beyond Limits CEO, AJ Abdallat, CMSWire)
Data lives all around us, permeating the day-to-day through your technology, businesses, and pretty much everywhere else, playing a part in almost everything. Straight out the gate, we are here to tell you that while your company’s data is absolutely a vital component to building the right enterprise-scale AI to solve your most important problems – our AI ensures that adoption and implementation of this seemingly intimidating technology are not dependent on the “perfection” of your data. Why should they be when that simply is not the world in which we live? Enter Cognitive AI.
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14 DECEMBER 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA
ALYSSA COTRINA, BEYOND LIMITS
This year, Beyond Limits was honored by being presented with not just one but two esteemed honors from Oil & Gas Engineering’s2021 Product of the Year Awards. The Oil & Gas Engineering annual Product of the Year awards program recognizes significant innovation and advancement in technologies and best practices. The Product of the Year program is the premier award for new products in the oil and gas industry. This reader-choice program provides Oil & Gas Engineering’s audience with information about the top new products in their fields.
BEYOND LIMITS LUMINAI REFINERY ADVISOR JUST LAUNCHED! TO READ THE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT, CHECK IT OUT – HERE.
AI Technology for the Ages
Oil & Gas Engineering granting these two awards speaks to the innovation behind Beyond Limits’ technology, pushing past conventional artificial intelligence with the ability to draw from small, incomplete, or unstructured data sources and provide auditable solutions for highly complex use cases. These awards represent the unparalleled ability for Beyond Limits Cognitive AI advisors to help companies replicate the capabilities of expert decision-makers, through encoded human knowledge, seamlessly guiding more optimal decision-making across entire organizations.
The technology’s accessibility to be largely utilized across a great array of critical scenarios is unsurpassed. With optimization and results-oriented software solutions that can be customized for the complex needs of very specialized clients, the results can be astronomical. In instances where even slightly adjusting process margins can yield millions of dollars in savings, Beyond Limits is becoming well known for building intentional software for some of the highest value assets across the globe – such as oil and gas.
The explainability of Beyond Limits’ products and solutions is another invaluable differentiator. The fact that this artificial intelligence can function within a clearly readable, glass box – as opposed to the more commonplace occurrence of black box AI solutions that do not yield insight into their results or recommendations – is nothing short of uniquely distinguishing. Because of these capabilities, Beyond Limits artificial intelligence advisors are more likely to reach that vital trust factor from the human decision-maker they are intended to assist.
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The oil and gas industry has been experiencing unmatched benefits from implementing Beyond Limits LUMINAI Refinery Advisor. The newly launched product is an exemplary standard for the impression AI can have on sectors with such valuable assets. The cloud-based software utilizes Beyond Limits Cognitive AI to help commercial operating plans carry out more successfully, capturing expert knowledge, reducing production material costs, expanding efficiencies, fast-tracking time to market, and decreasing waste in downstream.
“Our new LUMINAI Refinery Advisor product is specifically designed to take on the toughest challenges facing the energy industry today. Beyond Limits’ industrial-grade AI solutions provide plant operators and R&D organizations with explainable real-time recommendations to optimize operations and improve decision-making speed and accuracy across a broader decision space. These AI-powered extensions are already making a valuable impact, allowing companies to maximize profits and gain a competitive advantage.” -Beyond Limits CEO & Founder, AJ Abdallat, CEO & Founder
Beyond Limits LUMINAI Refinery Advisor enables operators to make refinery plans more consistently successful with a seamless ability to acclimate to constantly shifting constraints. The advisor provides detailed recommendations in real-time using encoded expert engineering, operator knowledge, process conditions, and more. The no-code solution boasts an effortlessly incorporated and affordable application to improve processes in an integrated, digital platform, boosting alignment between planning, engineering, and operations to guarantee all stakeholders have the exact information they require to maintain the most efficient refinery possible.
“In a dynamic and complex manufacturing environment, having real-time insights into current optimization opportunities has proven valuable to our operations team. The rapid deployment of LUMINAI Refinery Advisor site-wide has helped us make quick and ongoing adjustments resulting in improved operating performance over a short period of time.” -bp Whiting Refinery Optimization Superintendent, Maddy Hoyne.
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Beyond Limits Lubricant Formulation Advisor is another transformative cloud-hosted AI solution that caught Oil & Gas Engineering’s eye this year. The advisor supports formulators to view their essential historical data in one centralized platform, recommending thousands of cost-optimized blends in minutes and predicting test results, such as engine performance. The enterprise-grade application accelerates lubricant formulation programs while simultaneously making them more precise, helping lower material costs of lubricant blends. The Advisor is designed to be the key that takes lubricant formulation to new levels of digital transformation and competitive advantages.
“It’s truly amazing, what this technology is able to do. By combining numeric and symbolic artificial intelligence, we have developed a tool that has unprecedented flexibility in terms of data type and application area within the general lubrication framework. Overall, more reliable predictions – both in terms of properties and test performance – reduce the risk of failure in later stages and significantly cut down on program time and cost.” -AJ Abdallat
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Beyond Limits Award-winning AI Exemplifies the Future of Digitalization
Oil & Gas Engineering has made it clear they understand Beyond Limits’ products’ exponential potential to make huge impacts on their industry. These prestigious awards and accolades reflect where the industry is headed. The future of the sector foretells an age of digitalization and AI, putting advanced analytics with innovative solutions such as the LUMINAI Refinery Advisor and Lubricant Formulation advisor in the driver’s seat of a very promising journey indeed.
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23 NOVEMBER 2021
Los Angeles, CA
LESLIE RITTENBERG, BEYOND LIMITS
Beyond Limits recently announced the General Availability of a flagship product, LUMINAI Refinery Advisor – an AI for refinery cloud-based decision support software product that advises your operators on how to realize optimal refinery plans, guiding them to hit production planning targets while improving refinery operational and start-up dependability. Empower your operators to close the profitability gap in real-time, maximize efficiency, and operate closer to plan with this artificial intelligence-driven solution that captures the full refinery margin by upholding a holistic view of an entire site and making timely, transparent, and explainable recommendations.
TAKE A DEEPER DIVE INTO HOW THE REFINERY ADVISOR WORKS BY READING OUR PRODUCT SHEET HERE.
Address Your Refinery’s Most Critical Optimization, Operations & Profitability Challenges
Seeing as refinery profitability is constantly at risk, margins are tight, decision-making is complex, and variability is a challenge to current processes – reaching or exceeding optimization goals requires a uniform application of best practices and unique human expertise to achieve planning objectives. While closed-loop control systems have been effective tools for applying and attaining refinery optimization targets, a breach between plan objectives and actual performance results remains an issue.
Aligning production strategies and operational realities of complex refineries with financial goals is just one major issue; other challenging factors include:
Loss of long-standing operator and domain expert knowledge and experience as professionals increasingly retire out of the workforce.
Crude weight plus quality variability, resulting in process hurdles such as constrained systems, bottlenecks, and more.
Siloed communications create a struggle for operations teams to connect effectively and efficiently, resulting in delayed escalation and time-to-decision for remediation tactics.
Inadequate operator support for the immediate need/ability to take manual control.
“Only 40 percent of refiners delivered above-average returns over the past 10 years and 31 percent of the companies were negatively disrupted.” (Deloitte Insights)
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THE ADVISOR OVERCOMES CHALLENGES FACED BY REFINERIES – CHECK OUT OUR CASE STUDY HERE.
The Essential Advisor for Humans in the Loop
Make every operator your best operator by implementing AI that combines engineering knowledge and experience with real-time process data to advise them on how to best achieve refinery plans through human-readable, auditable recommendations. To facilitate closing the gap and recouping revenue, LUMINAI Refinery Advisor is designed to accelerate how humans in the loop identify off-plan behavior and make fast, accurate, consistent, and confident remediation decisions when control systems cannot.
This advanced artificial intelligence software optimizes many different, often changing, constraints. Designed to think like an engineer and provide expert guidance to solve problems across the entire refinery, the Refinery Advisor works with (and goes beyond) traditional automation-focused methods to ensure process objectives are always met.
“The addition of a symbolic AI approach, layered on top of conventional artificial intelligence methods, has been an invaluable technological advancement. Capturing and encoding domain knowledge, expertise, and best practices vastly reduces the amount of data necessary for AI applications to function effectively. The explainability factor that comes along with this approach establishes trust in the technology which has been invaluable for accelerating user adoption and configuration – as compared to long model training requirements for solutions that employ machine learning alone.” (Michael Krause, Senior Manager of AI Solutions)
Streamline Communication & Preserve Valuable Knowledge
This landmark AI solution helps your refinery commercial, engineering, and operations teams communicate more effectively across silos to make timely judgments that remediate risks regarding throughput, quality, reliability and profitability, resulting in a more resourceful approach to returning processes to desired performance ranges. When it comes to determining how to best optimize your refinery to meet ever-changing commercial plans, LUMINAI Refinery Advisor is the key to removing communication barriers between commercial, engineering, and operations teams.
Another concerning factor involves the quickly declining number of experienced individuals in the sector’s workforce. Years of proficiency and essential knowledge threaten to be lost as more and more professionals approach retirement, ready to move on to that next step in their lives and taking with them decades-worth of knowledge too valuable to become lost to the passage of time.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a global industry organization, found that nearly 54% of its members are over 55 years old. 44% of Generation Y and 62% of Generation Z say a career in oil and gas is unappealing. (EY Global)
However, LUMINAI Refinery Advisor works to bridge the knowledge-loss gap as well by capturing and encoding veteran operator knowledge and then distributing essential expertise, best practices, and business logic across an entire organization so that it’s never lost and easily transferrable to less experienced, up-and-coming professionals. The Refinery Advisor grants users the ability to digitize how they plan, operate, and improve process operations while also easily readable, configurable, extensible, and maintainable by engineering and operations staff, requiring minimal to no guidance from data specialists.
Work with & Surpass APC Capabilities
Users have found that the LUMINAI Refinery Advisor actually fills a gap that Advanced Process Control (APC) systems do not cover – and that the two systems are complementary. APC can compensate well for changes in the system on which it’s trained, but an operator can respond to an infinitely larger set of optimization challenges. They found that their objectives and constraints were changing frequently as they tried to keep up with shifting market conditions and as equipment degraded or was modified.
In many cases for the operator to optimize the process, they need to turn the APC off and take manual control. This is especially true during start-up conditions before the refinery has reached a steady state. Rather than requiring the process engineer to look over their shoulder, if they were even available, the Refinery Advisor will give them explicit instructions of how to operate outside of the norm but still within safe operating parameters to meet operational goals and drive more profit.
Accelerate Digital Transformation & Drive Operational Consistency Across the Enterprise
As a no-code artificial intelligence solution that facilitates rapid operator adoption and easy-to-use functionality, the Refinery Advisor is a more economical option than other solutions and a fraction of the typical cost of other refinery-wide optimization software products. The Advisor grows your crude selection opportunities and enables operations teams to optimize across highly varying campaign feedstocks, giving your teams the ability to steadily meet profitability plans using intuitive support and explicit instructions.
Unlike standard static guidance, the Refinery Advisor determines an operation’s constraints through real-time sensor values from plant historians, advises corrective actions for operators to optimize up to constraints, and enhances desired target prioritization capabilities to maximize profitability. The Refinery Advisor also provides a straightforward, transparent environment to connect engineer and operator workflows for improved communication and collaboration.
TAKE A DEEPER DIVE INTO HOW THE REFINERY ADVISOR WORKS BY READING OUR PRODUCT SHEET HERE.
A New AI Software Product Shaping the Future of Refinery Profitability
Beyond Limits LUMINAI Refinery Advisor addresses the most critical challenges faced by refinery stakeholders to accelerate digital transformation. From training a whole new workforce to unifying cross-functional teams and increasing crude purchasing options while dealing with variability and reduced margin from market oversupply, the Advisor provides a premier AI for refinery software. With the unprecedented ability to capture the knowledge and expertise of the most highly skilled operators and engineers before your best people retire, the Advisor is equipped to meet your most ambitious profitability plans.
The outcomes paint a crystal-clear picture; real-world implementations of Beyond Limits LUMINAI Refinery Advisor have achieved increases in heavy feedstock utilization, operator adoption timetables in only a matter of weeks, and increases in refinery efficiency with 17% more time on plan efficiency improvements in some cases – resulting in significant profitability.
Advanced artificial intelligence software solutions like Beyond Limits LUMINAI Refinery Advisor provide transparent recommendations for visibility into operations on a global scale. Such holistic capabilities are being leveraged by refinery stakeholders to reach an elevated comprehension of how best to apply their valuable data while acquiring superior insight into how domain expertise and knowledge play in the decision-making process. Get ready because AI in refining results in the extraction of more value from your operations. Ready to get started? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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21 November 2021
The expansion follows the company’s latest funding round led by UAE’s G42. The US-based pioneer in enterprise and industrial artificial intelligence launched a new product to accelerate the adoption of AI for companies in the energy sector.
UAE, Dubai, 21 November 2021 – Beyond Limits, a pioneer in industrial and enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI) technology, today announced its expansion to the Middle East. The company will be regionally headquartered in Dubai with operations across the greater EMEA region.
Drawing on AI expertise developed at NASA, Beyond Limits creates hybrid AI solutions for energy, utilities, finance, and healthcare powered by ‘Cognitive AI’ technology, designed to address complex challenges and as a result, elevate operational insights, improve operating conditions, enhance performance at every level, and ultimately increase profits.
The technology replicates human-like intelligence by combining numeric techniques like machine learning with embedded human knowledge to provide clear, reliable recommendations that can match the in-depth understanding and experience of human experts.
In response to the region’s accelerated digital transformation, Beyond Limits seeks to empower organizations to take advantage of the transformative benefits that AI technology can offer to support in the most demanding sectors they operate in. The new office, located in Dubai Internet City, will act as a platform for the company to drive its operations in MENA.
Beyond Limits recently partnered with G42, the Abu Dhabi-based Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing company, where the latter led a milestone funding round to boost Beyond Limits’ scale and reach in the Middle East across other markets, and to explore synergies between the two companies in applying advanced AI solutions.
AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said: “Beyond Limits is very pleased to announce its expansion to the Middle East with a new office in the UAE and to be taking this important step in building our presence in such a dynamic region. “Countries in the region are always taking bold steps to establish a culture of innovation and set AI strategies that enable the digital transformation of their economies, and Beyond Limits is committed to using advanced artificial intelligence to close the skills gap and improve human performance. I believe that we have a lot of synergy with the leading industries of the Middle East, and we look forward to exploring the new opportunities that the region represents,” he added.
Peng Xiao, Group CEO, G42 said “We are pleased to see Beyond Limits establish a regional presence in the UAE, in response to the region’s accelerated digital transformation and increasing adoption of advanced technologies. Beyond Limits’ AI capabilities will bring new levels of intelligence and efficiency to high-impact sectors in the UAE and the region, helping drive future economic growth. We look forward to collaborating and co-creating with them to further strengthen our respective offerings, drive innovation and unlock opportunities for growth and positive progress, across a wide range of industries and societies.”
It’s becoming more and more apparent as time goes on that cyberattack efforts have been mounting, becoming increasingly more targeted, devious, and destructive. Fortunately, advanced technologies like AI for cybersecurity are already putting themselves on the front lines of the battlefield, working to protect the entire gambit of entities across the globe from whole industries to businesses and even individuals themselves.
“Cybersecurity has grown a lot because of AI, and we’re going to see tremendous growth in this area as we implement new techniques,” said AJ Abdallat for Pillsbury. Trusted AI solutions that have the ability to help humans comprehend the complete scope of such incidents and streamline detection efforts may prove themselves as formidable opponents in the fight against cyberattacks.
“Through comprehensive desk research, literature reviews and expert interviews, the report explores the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) as it relates to cybersecurity. Specifically, this report explores the issue from two angles: how AI can help strengthen security by, for example, detecting fraudulent behavior more easily than human watch dogs can; and how the growing need for data to train AI systems is intensifying concerns around privacy and what companies need to watch out for.” (Pillsbury 3)
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Cybersecurity: The Growing Need to Address an Incessant Threat
While cybercrime has been an evolving scourge to the digitalization revolution for several years, the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the issue to entirely new heights. A 2020 report by INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organisation) brought to light a study that revealed “the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime has shown a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. In one four-month period (January to April) some 907,000 spam messages, 737 incidents related to malware and 48,000 malicious URLs – all related to COVID-19 – were detected by one of INTERPOL’s private sector partners.” (INTERPOL)
Findings within the report detail the burgeoning landscape of cybercrimes further propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, including online scams/phishing, disruptive malware such as ransomware and DDOS, data harvesting malware, malicious domains, and misinformation.
As if our collective, international social and business communities hadn’t already been blindsided by all the horrors that came with the pandemic itself, bottom dwellers of the digital underworld decided to double down and ramp up their destructive initiatives on top of everything else. “Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19.” (Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General)
The Challenges of AI for Cyber Security
Deploying AI in the struggle against cyberattacks seems to be an increasingly unavoidable tact to fight the unyielding barrage of newer, more advanced malware devices and destructive digital strategies. Unfortunately, artificial intelligence in cyber security as a line of defense doesn’t come without its own challenges.
Creation & Implementation of Malicious AI
While it’s becoming apparent that artificial intelligence in cyber security will be completely necessary, the implementation of the technology has also become a bit of a double-edged sword as cyber criminals learn, build, and launch their own artificial intelligence counterstrike schemes in response. The old idiom, fight fire with fire is certainly relevant in this scenario. Malicious actors will indeed use their own AI software creations to try and infiltrate our most valuable data.
Does this mean we just give up the fight? Absolutely not. As long as software companies continue working toward the goal of building AI for good and persist in the advancement of their artificial intelligence solutions, there will always be a fighting chance to outfox those entities that seek to harm us for their own gain.
Discrepancies Across Data Privacy Regulations
International inconsistency around data privacy laws, policies, and regulations is another complication altogether. Data protocols in relation to privacy have a significant function when it comes to companies, institutes, and other entities having to restrict the amount of data they can gather, utilize, and collect for cybersecurity objectives, predominantly in areas with rigorous parameters such as particular states within the United States and Europe.
“Absolutely it is a disadvantage. If we had a national system, it would allow us to focus on one uniform system because now, the resources I’m putting to basically look at 50 different sets of protocols and procedures, those resources can actually work on innovation and on deployment of solutions instead.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 15)
Lack of Trust in AI: Readiness, Adoption & Implementation Hesitancy
The aforementioned challenges are just two of the barriers to readiness, adoption, and implementation of AI for cybersecurity. Hesitancy also presents itself as an issue since some governments, industries, organizations and individuals are wary of the technology, often stuck in a cyclical pattern of misconceptions that circumscribe artificial intelligence. “I would say readiness varies from industry to industry.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 16)
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The fact that a great deal of AI solutions operate within an obscure structure – often called “black box” artificial intelligence – doesn’t help matters. People are also concerned that they will be left out of the equation – that AI will leave their decisions in the dust, operating autonomously without their input. “The problem with AI is that you’re going to lose the ability for what I call human hunches or gut feelings, because now you’re relying more on algorithms and machines. We champion a hybrid approach of AI to gain trust of users and executives as it is very important to be able to have explainable answers.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 18)
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The Invaluable Path Forward Lies in AI Progress & Prowess
“Ultimately, I believe that AI is going to create more jobs, because AI can open the doors for us to go after more creative problems and allow us to go after challenges that were not achievable by human individuals alone.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 14)
The truth of the matter is that artificial intelligence is capable of accomplishing feats that humans cannot. This most advanced form of technology is ideal for tackling several of the most formidable fissures in current cyber-safeguards. “AI can basically process large numbers of data files all at once, which is obviously a lot faster than a human could and that really is important. The other key thing is that it works 24/7 because AI doesn’t need a lunch-break—it doesn’t get tired.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 7)
AI can deliver system monitoring around the clock, making threat detection labors more seamless and autonomously enhancing the effectiveness of those efforts as it learns through the progression of time. “It’s amazing what AI and machine learning can do as they can identify behaviors, patterns and anomalies.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 9) Artificial intelligence makes available essential data security unlike ever before while moderating unforeseen errors and guaranteeing agreement with recognized policies, regulations, practices, and more.
“I think companies that invest in creating a strong infrastructure with policies and invest in training management and people are going to succeed whereas others who are taking it lightly are coming to the short end of the stick. You want to find that right balance, where you want to minimize the number of people that need to get involved, so you’re reducing your risk, but at the same time, you have oversight— and you also still have human involvement.” (Abdallat, Pillsbury 20)
Beyond Limits is one such company creating AI that addresses nearly all of the challenges laid out in the preceding section. Beyond traditional artificial intelligence, Beyond Limits software products and solutions, powered by Cognitive AI, apply human-like reasoning to solve problems, similar to the way in which humans form conclusions using inference and logic. This powerful hybrid approach combines conventional machine learning techniques with embedded domain expert knowledge, industry best practices and human decision-making, yielding more confident actions, providing the most critical stakeholders with improved decision-making and accelerated remediation actions that enhance risk mitigation and decrease waste unlike ever before.
Seeing as explainability is a vital feature to building trust in the technology, Beyond Limits AI also always operates in a glass box, forever keeping humans in the loop by delivering clear, readable audit trails that explain the reasoning behind its recommendations, with the context-rich information necessary for solving the most complex challenges facing our world today.
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“A digital-ready company culture must exist with an innovation-minded team that’s empowered to implement structural transitions kicked into high gear by the adoption of AI technology. It’s vital this culture places importance on data-driven decision-making instead of defaulting to legacy approaches. This is where your AI investment will either thrive or fall flat.” (Abdallat, Forbes)
Any AI company worth its salt delivers a product that helps distinguish the chief issue that needs to be solved and supports the customer along on their journey to execute digital transformation, adoption, and implementation. Beyond Limits ensures a streamlined transition by safeguarding proper implementation and utilization. Promoting collaboration that includes human stakeholders at every level – while building on their unique skillsets – are vital aspects to establishing trust in the technology and resulting in successful adoption.
The Future of AI for Cybersecurity
While artificial intelligence on its own may not be the singular antidote to the increasing cybersecurity obstacles faced across the globe, tactful AI preserves the hope that we’re moving in a consequential direction, heightening standing security tactics and data defense initiatives with intention. When used in conjunction with human decision-making, expertise and best practices, the possibilities are endless.
AI and humans can work in harmony, one taking full advantage of the unique capabilities of the other to effectuate entirely new planes of efficacy, attention to detail, and mitigation unlike ever before. “Integrating AI technologies with cybersecurity programs and systems, businesses across sectors have an invaluable opportunity to address one of the most complicated and potentially damaging risk factors organizations face today.” (Pillsbury 4)
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6 AUGUST 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA
Formulating lower cost, more fuel-efficient lubricants is now easier with Beyond Limits Lubricant Formulation Advisor AI software. By leveraging historical blend data and formulator knowledge, coupled with machine learning and other artificial intelligence approaches, the Advisor generates new and reformulated automotive engine lubricant blends that meet strict viscometric targets in a timely and cost-effective way.
Explore an innovative approach to lubricant formulation with a solution that has proven to:
Drastically decrease formulation time from weeks to minutes
Achieve 95% viscometric prediction accuracy
Reduce production material costs by 6%
Check out this video to see how advanced, explainable AI solutions helped a Beyond Limits lubricant formulation client increase profitability and gain competitive market advantages.
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27 SEPTEMBER 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA
On September 8th, Beyond Limits CEO AJ Abdallat joined a talented lineup of industry experts from NVIDIA and bp for a TechCrunch webinar to discuss how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions are playing an important role in the energy sector’s path to digital transformation, helping the industry boost operational efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and decrease costs.
Check out the talk to learn more about:
The latest advances in AI and emerging technologies for energy efficiency
What challenges the energy industry faces on its journey to becoming more efficient, reliable, and sustainable
How the human side of digital adoption will impact the energy transition
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30 JUNE 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA
Artificial Intelligence, specifically industrial-grade AI is quickly becoming critical for high-value enterprises to keep up with the technological evolution in this period of fast-moving digitalization strategies. Industrial AI solutions are impacting many sectors in a big way, helping to optimize their operations and stay competitive.
Beyond Limits’ Cognitive AI solutions are not only at the forefront of providing the most advanced form of explainable AI to customers, but are also helping enterprises scale AI effectively, an undertaking equally as vital.
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20 MAY 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA
Beyond Limits Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Vidyasagar presented a technical session on GPU-accelerated Deep Reinforcement Learning for Field Planning at NIVIDA GTC 2021.
Check out the full GTC technical talk to learn about using reinforcement learning for the sequential decision-making process of well-placement optimization and how to maximize net present dollar value (NPV).
About this GTC Talk
Recently, GPU-accelerated reinforcement learning (RL) using deep convolution neural networks has gained significant traction. This presentation describes RL applied to the sequential decision-making process of well-placement optimization in the upstream energy industry.
High-fidelity multiphase porous media flow simulations of geological subsurface reservoirs are coupled with the placement of sources/sinks corresponding to wells; the goal of this process is to maximize net present dollar value (NPV) obtained through cumulative production.
Due to high-resolution reservoir grids and a combinatorial explosion in the number of possible spatial and temporal steps for placement of wells, the optimization routine is intractable and requires high-performance computing (HPC) strategies to solve realistic systems.
In this presentation, the advantages of RL over other conventional methods will be described, together with benchmark examples and results obtained on several reservoir models. The use of A100 GPUs to accelerate the learning and inference aspects of reinforcement learning will be shown to yield significant improvements in both performance and the best NPV solutions obtained by the optimization routine. Finally, the future of deep RL in the context of HPC and scientific simulation in energy will be outlined.
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