17 July 2019
Author: VentureBeat Transform 2019
Originally recorded by VentureBeat and posted to YouTube.

Beyond Limits CEO AJ Abdallat took the stage at Transform 2019 with VentureBeat Founder Matt Marshall to discuss how our approach to cognitive AI is accelerating business using technologies originally developed for NASA space missions.

AJ highlighted how our cognitive AI technology works to solve large-scale problems in the world’s most demanding industries. Explainability, a key challenge in today’s AI industry, was featured when Beyond Limits Technical Head of Industrial IoT Kristin Lennox demonstrated our latest solution the Beyond Limits Cognitive Refinery Operations Advisor.

Interested in seeing AJ, Kristin, and our innovative technology in action? Watch the video below or on YouTube!

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Beyond Limits CEO, AJ Abdallat will join a group of esteemed AI thought leaders in less than 3 weeks when he sits down with Venture Beat founder, Matt Marshall to discuss how Beyond Limits is accelerating business with AI.
In his keynote, AJ reflects on his journey, from being a kid enthralled by the moon landing, to working with Caltech the Jet Propulsion Laboratory applying NASA space technology for industries on earth, to growing Beyond Limits as CEO starting in 2014. AJ reflects on the date of June 20, 1969, the day the first man landed on the moon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and AJ remarks how monumental and significant this anniversary is to Beyond Limits.
 

 
AJ was only 8 years old, living in Amman, Jordan when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. AJ sat in his home watching these remarkable astronauts take the first steps on the moon, 238,900 miles from earth and was immediately inspired. When AJ thinks back to this moment, he comments, “Little did I know that one day I would be working with Caltech and NASA, the same agency that put these men on the moon.”
Inspired to become an engineer, AJ graduated from UC Berkeley and eventually begin working with Dr. David Baltimore, Caltech President to bring space technology to earth. The first space technology that AJ brought to earth was the tunable diode laser, designed to detect water on Mars. He found a market for it the LNG industry.  Today, at Beyond Limits, AJ is bringing advanced technology used in the Voyager II and Mars Rover missions to solve problems on earth. AJ, along with Beyond Limits CTO Mark James are leading their teams to develop cognitive AI that can be used to accelerate business in Energy, Manufacturing, and Healthcare industries.
During AJ’s keynote and fireside chat with VentureBeat, he will discuss how Beyond Limits AI solutions that were developed for space are now being applied on earth. He will explain how AI technology works for industry and what problems can be solved with AI. And he will touch on key issues for AI, like earning trust on the path to autonomy, and the importance of explainability so AI systems can explain their reasoning to the people in the decision-making loop. Don’t miss AJ onstage at VentureBeat Transform on July 10-11 in San Francisco, CA.
Can’t attend? Don’t worry! The keynotes will be live-streamed on VentureBeat.com and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @beyondlimitsai for live updates from the event! 

Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today announced its CEO AJ Abdallat will be a key presenter at VentureBeat’s Transform 2019, July 10 and 11 in San Francisco.
Abdallat will join a group of esteemed AI thought leaders on July 10th when he takes the VentureBeat stage to discuss how Beyond Limits is accelerating business with AI. He will describe how Beyond Limits AI technologies that were originally developed for NASA space missions are now being applied to solve complex problems on earth. He will explain how AI technology works for industry and how large-scale problems can be solved with cognitive AI.
 

 
Abdallat will also touch on key issues for artificial intelligence, such as earning trust on the path to autonomy, and the importance of explainability so AI systems can explain their reasoning to people in the decision-making loop.
Also presenting at the VentureBeat Transform will be Beyond Limits Chief Product Officer Yonatan Hagos. Hagos will address thought leaders at VentureBeat’s VIP Forum, a special executive track during Transform 2019, on the topic: What is cognitive AI? How enterprises can utilize this advanced form of AI and leverage human expertise to tackle real problems in their business.
For more information and to register for Transform 2019 see: https://www.vbtransform.com
 

 
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a full-stack Artificial Intelligence engineering company creating advanced software solutions that go beyond conventional AI. Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits is transforming proven technologies from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory into advanced AI solutions, hardened to industrial strength, and put to work for forward-looking companies on earth. Beyond Limits leverages this unparalleled innovation portfolio, along with proprietary cognitive technologies, to help companies solve tough, complex, mission-critical problems and transform their business. We apply a unique hybrid approach to AI, combining numeric AI techniques like machine learning with higher-order symbolic AI and expert human knowledge to deliver intuitive cognitive reasoning and information. The result is faster, better decisions that reduce risk and increase revenue. For more information, please visit www.beyond.ai.
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Beyond Limits is attending the Data Driven Drilling & Production Conference on June 11-12 in Houston and Dr. Shahram Farhadi, Beyond Limits Technical Head of Energy is set to take the stage.
Dr. Farhadi joins industry trailblazers, innovators, and leaders in upstream to discuss the latest disruptive technologies within data collection, predictive maintenance, E&P automation, and drilling optimization. Shahram will join experts from Shell, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, and Chesapeake Energy to tackle the industry’s core challenges to minimize downtime, enhance safety, and deliver digital transformation.
In advance of his session at DDDP, Shahram discusses how technologies such as cognitive AI can be used for production efficiency initiatives.
“Cognitive AI is used to monitor well health by combining data-driven and expert guided algorithms” Shahram explains, “Beyond Limits’ Well MD provides diagnostic, prognostic and recommendation assistance to the SME to ensure production under optimal conditions while mitigating risks such as sand production. All Beyond Limits AI solutions provide advice in the form of fully explained reasoning (X-AI) to give human experts the benefit of the reason why for recommendations.”
During the panel, Shahram will discuss how our unique approach is used in monitoring production facilities where a network of systems interact at different levels. Our solutions can help operators navigate this complex environment and pinpoint the root causes of anomalous behaviors.
Cognitive AI is key to increasing production efficiencies. “Beyond Limits’ cognitive reasoning engines utilize physics-based and machine learning transformations along with SME knowledge to significantly increase the levels of system autonomy which enables safe and optimal operations”
Join Shahram at DDDP in Houston and visit our AI experts at booth 26 to find out more about our advanced cognitive AI solutions.
Read more about Well MD, our cognitive well health advisor that Shahram is referencing during his panel session >

We are attending Hart Energy’s DUG Haynesville conference in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 19-20, 2019.
What is DUG?
DUG: Developing Unconventionals.
Hart Energy’s DUG is a series of conferences focused on the industry’s business challenges and opportunities in identifying and developing unconventional resources. DUG Haynesville delivers a highly effective mix of data, insight, and forecasts about financing, exploration, drilling, production, and delivery, presented by esteemed industry leaders in a respectful, engaging environment.
Why we’re attending DUG Haynesville:

Want to meet up with us at an event? Contact us and a Beyond Limits representative will reach out to get connected!

Leaders and pioneers in the Oil & Gas Industry convened at the World Energy Capital Assembly in London to discuss emerging trends, review investment opportunities, and chart exploration and production (E&P) activity across the year. The packed two-day assembly was the largest gathering of energy executives, investors, and financiers in Europe with expert panels representing major and mid-cap oil companies examining key issues driving the industry.

Beyond Limits CEO, AJ Abdallat delivered a keynote on Energy Digitalization and discussed the need for digitalization in a world where the global energy demand is expected to increase 25% by 2014. Mr. Abdallat shared insights about the opportunity for innovative digital technologies like artificial intelligence to help the Oil & Gas Industry face challenges in exploration, production, policy, investment, technology, and education.

Shahram Farhadi, Head of Oil & Gas Technologies at Beyond Limits, followed Mr. Abdallat’s keynote by joining a panel of senior energy executives and leaders to discuss the growth of the LNG gas market and the supply and demand trend that is shaping its future. Dr. Farhadi explained why natural gas has experienced a remarkable rise over the past few years and why many predict a continued rapid growth trajectory in the future.

The action-packed two days was capped with Europe’s leading energy awards dinner to celebrate the industry’s achievements. The awards program represents a global benchmark of excellence for key players in the oil & gas industry.

 

Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today announced its participation at the Wonder Women Tech National Conference 2018. The event will take place from October 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The conference will be hosted by Wonder Women Tech (WWT) to promote underrepresented entrepreneurs and innovators in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). The two-day conference will feature keynote speeches and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest tech topics and address the unique challenges that minorities of all ages, ethnicities, and genders face in the tech industry.
Beyond Limits’ outreach goals are closely aligned with those of WWT, a nonprofit organization that supports, promotes, and encourages underrepresented people in technology industries via national and international conferences and programming. As a company that recruits and benefits from talented people in the STEAM community, Beyond Limits is proud to collaborate with WWT to raise awareness for workplace diversity and inclusion. The company’s commitment to these issues is based on the collective welfare of its employees and awareness that diversity and inclusion are competitive advantages.
According to the World Economic Forum, 60 percent of college graduates are women, but account for only 35 percent of the total number of undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 40 percent earn degrees in mathematics, while a mere 18 percent earn degrees in engineering or computer science. A 2010 research report conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) concludes that this disparity is the result of young women’s social environment, specifically at home and at college, and well-documented issues with gender bias and sexual harassment.
“Diversity impacts everyone,” said Mario Portugal, Beyond Limits head of recruiting. “We welcome the opportunity to support talented people of all genders, cultures and backgrounds with STEAM skills, and we’ll continue to do so in the future.”
In addition to Wonder Women in Tech, Beyond Limits’ commitment to diversity has included recruiting and networking events hosted by WomenHack LA and Reed Smith’s Diversity Summit. These events are designed to create awareness about the importance of diversity and connect top talent in product management, software development, and UI/UX design to tech companies that value inclusion and diversity.
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits produces cognitive AI systems with human-like reasoning available to transform the performance of industrial and enterprise operations and systems. The company leverages advanced technologies developed at Caltech’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the NASA space program, as well as breakthrough technology innovations originated by Beyond Limits scientists and engineers.
Beyond Limits is the only AI company in the world with advanced technology proven in extreme environments from space missions to subsurface oil and gas exploration. Today, Beyond Limits goes beyond conventional AI, applying cognitive AI software inventions to solve complex industrial and enterprise problems, bringing cognitive advantages to energy, fintech, healthcare, and logistics.
Beyond Limits was selected as a Silver Stevie® Award Winner in the 2018 American Business Awards®, a winner for the Tech Trailblazers Award in the category of artificial intelligence, and has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, ZDNet and the International Business Times.

 

Hello World!

We are attending the Strata Data Conference this year and would love to meet you.

Come by booth 1549 and say hi.

About Strata Data Conference

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Strata Data Conference is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It’s a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies. You’ll dissect case studies, develop new skills through in-depth tutorials, share emerging best practices in data science, and imagine the future.

Formerly known as Strata + Hadoop World, the conference was created in 2012, when O’Reilly and Cloudera brought together their two successful big data conferences.

Program Chairs Doug Cutting (Chief Architect at Cloudera and founder of Apache Hadoop), Ben Lorica (Chief Data Scientist, O’Reilly), and entrepreneur Alistair Croll have created a program that covers the entire range of big data tools and technologies. Strata Data Conference covers current hot topics like AI and machine learning, and focuses on how to implement data strategies.

The data industry is growing fast, and Strata Data Conference has grown right along with it.  We’ve added new sessions and tracks to reflect challenges that have emerged in the data field—including security, ubiquitous computing, collaboration, reproducibility, new interfaces, emerging architecture, building data teams, machine data—and much more.

Strata is the largest data conference series in the world, yet it’s kept the informal, collegial spirit that makes it one of the best places to connect and collaborate.

Why You Should Attend

Strata Data Conference

Strata Data Conference is where big data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be there.

Experience Strata Data Conference

Strata Data Conference

  • Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, tutorials, and training courses exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers
  • A vibrant “hallway track” for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Fun evening events, receptions, and more, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers

Who You’ll Meet

Strata Data ConferenceStrata Data Conference attracts the best minds in business and data: data analysts, data scientists, developers, and other professionals who work with data, including:

  • Business intelligence managers and analysts
  • Business managers, strategists, and decision makers
  • CDOs, CEOs, COOs
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Data-driven designers
  • Data engineers
  • Data scientists
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Journalists and press
  • Product managers
  • Researchers and academics
  • VCs and investors
  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing

 

We’ll see you there.