ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 15 October 2021

Toronto, Ontario

 

Beyond Limits Senior Data Scientist, Ari Kamlani was recently featured in Big Data & AI Toronto’s Fireside Chat to discuss breaking the walls of unethical AI alongside Keith Plummer, Director of Research & Learning at Feminuity.

 

In this chat they examine:

 

Watch the Full Video – HERE.

 

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Originally Published: 12 February 2022

Author: Matthew Veazey for Natural Gas Intelligence

Pittsburg, MA

 

Natural Gas Intelligence recently featured Mike Krause, Beyond Limits AI Solutions Senior Manager, in an article titled “AI Still Has Much to Learn About Humans in Natural Gas and Oil Industry.” The article takes an opportunity to discuss digital transformation efforts in the natural-centric sector of oil and gas stating that “companies would spend $15.6 billion,” according to a recent study conducted by ABI Research.

 

Within the article, Krause offered his perspective on Cognitive AI and the role it plays in relation to humans.

 

“I assign attributes to it like casing, perforation… all the hardware in a well, and then various other ‘explainability layers’ of information. Once you layer on the cognitive view, you really expand the possibilities.”

 

Check out the Full Article – HERE.

 

BEYOND LIMITS WAS NAMED IN 2021 GARTNER® HYPE CYCLE™ FOR OIL AND GAS REPORT. CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS – HERE.

 

Originally Published: 20 January 2022
Author: Steve Kwan for T&D World
Los Angeles, CA

 

An article by Beyond Limits’ Steve Kwan was recently featured in T&D World, a publication that provides in-depth content on technology in the power industry. The article, Three Applications for AI in the Energy Industry, discusses several of the challenges the energy industry will face in upcoming months, such as a higher volume of users, climate change, and the call for carbon neutrality. Kwan explains how new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are already making an impact on predicting and preventing these issues.

 

“The planning capabilities that AI offers the energy sector will combat some of the industry’s most pressing challenges.”

 

Read the Full Article – HERE.

 

TO READ MORE PUBLICATIONS FEATURING STEVE KWAN’S EXPERTISE, CHECK THEM OUT – HERE.

 

The cloud data solutions provider accelerates Beyond Limits business intelligence and technical expertise growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Singapore – Feb 11, 2022 – Beyond Limits, the industrial and enterprise-grade AI software company built for the most demanding sectors, today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based cloud solutions and consulting partner Oak Consulting
 
“Oak Consulting’s extensive track record and expertise in business intelligence and enterprise data management services made the company a natural strategic fit for Beyond Limits,” said David Liu, Executive Chairman of Beyond Limits Asia-Pacific. “Moreover, the company shares our strategic mission for creating solutions that magnify the talents and capabilities of people with the latest technologies, and we’re very excited to welcome them to the Beyond Limits team.”
 
Oak Consulting provides enterprise-class, full lifecycle solutions from strategy through to the implementation stage for critical industries including public sector, eCommerce, healthcare, financial and supply chain, among others. The firm brings decades of extensive industry knowledge and experience in guiding clients through operational analytics supported by data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as the adoption of the latest cloud and data management technology platforms. 
 
The acquisition of Oak Consulting further cements Beyond Limits’ position and profitability in the Asia-Pacific region and accelerates the company’s technical resources to support new customer projects and use cases. Current and future customers in the area will also have more immediate access to experienced teams to lead them through complex AI, machine learning, data analytics and management integrations from the concept phase through implementation.  
 
“As a key partner for Beyond Limits since 2020, we’ve worked closely together for years to better understand and meet the rapidly evolving technology demands of businesses in the region,” said Victor Ng, Managing Director of Oak Consulting. “Beyond Limits and its Cognitive AI technology are extremely well-positioned to help meet these demands as artificial intelligence becomes more ingrained in daily business operations. We look forward to the strength and scope of services we will be able to offer together.”
 
Oak Consulting’s current employees and management team will remain in place and will continue to generate immediate opportunities under the Beyond Limits brand by offering its existing products and services to customers and partners. This acquisition brings together two leading companies with decades of extensive industry knowledge and experience in technology and business solutions. Beyond Limits is committed to growing Oak Consulting’s services to achieve dramatic growth in the coming years—growth that will result in more opportunities for Beyond Limits customers.
 
 
About Beyond Limits Asia-Pacific
Beyond Limits Asia-Pacific is an enterprise-scale AI company that optimizes operations, boosts efficiency, and increases productivity for demanding industries including energy, advanced manufacturing, and fintech. 
 
Beyond traditional artificial intelligence, Beyond Limits’ software products 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.
 
Beyond Limits Asia Pacific is regionally headquartered in Singapore with operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo. The regional headquarters drives strategic investments for joint ventures and partnerships in Asia to expand Beyond Limits’ AI in verticals including financial services, led by the Hong Kong office, advanced manufacturing, led the Taiwan office, and the energy sector led by the Singapore, Shenzhen and Tokyo offices.  
 
Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits leverages a significant investment portfolio of advanced technology developed at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA space missions. The company was recently honored by Frost & Sullivan as a Company of the Year for their 2021 Best Practices Award and by CB Insights on their 2020 List of Top 100 Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups.
 
For more information, please visit www.beyond.ai.
 
About Oak Consulting
Oak Consulting is a Premier Tier Tableau Value-Added Reseller and Cloud Solutions Provider based in Singapore with offices in India and Malaysia providing Data Management and Analytics Consulting Services. We specialize in industries such as Healthcare, Education, Retail and eCommerce, Telcos, Financials, Shipping, Airport Hub, Business Services and the Public Sector.
 
Our firm thrives in delivering enterprise-class, full life cycle solutions from strategy through to the implementation stage. Oak Consulting specialties lie in dealing with huge and complex data sets, providing operational analytics supported by data mining, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; adopting the latest state-of-the-art Cloud and Data Management technology platforms of the world. 
 
Our leadership team brings decades of extensive industry knowledge and experience in information technology and business solutions. Together with a team of experience technology and business domain specialists, we pride ourselves in being a Progressively Collaborative Partner to work with in Singapore and the Region.
 
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21 November 2021

Dubai, UAE

 

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.”

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AIDTSEC will be taking place October 27-28 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in Jordan.

AIDTSEC paves the way for industry makers to spark motivation and inspire decision makers of the Defense, security, and governmental sectors. This helps to expand the capacity in order to address current and future challenges, place strategies in a global context, and position forces for high performance. This event is an opportunity for AI Defense Technology and Cyber Security solution providers to exhibit and demonstrate their latest achievements, most advanced technologies, and state-of-the-art innovations.” (AIDTSEC)

Don’t miss Beyond Limits CEO AJ Abdallat’s presentation on “Leveraging Cognitive AI to Accelerate Digital Transformation & Industrial Evolution” on October 27th at 9:30am EEST.

Beyond Limits Chief Data Scientist Hussein Al-Natsheh will also be in attendance speaking on “Leveraging AI to Understand Unstructured Data for Defense and Civil Security Applications on October 27th at 11:45am EEST.

REGISTER HERE for the event. 

READ MORE ABOUT BEYOND LIMIT’S PARTNERSHIP WITH JODBB HERE.

 

 

UEIL 2021 Virtual Congress will be taking place October 20-21, 2021. The Congress will feature a mix of keynote speeches and technical presentations by prominent speakers, as well as a series of roundtables.

The theme for 2021 will be “From business resilience to sustainable growth – Re-imagining the future of the lubricants industry.” Topics will include resilience and growth, sustainability, the European Green Deal’s impact on the sector, sustainable mobility, bio-based lubricants, and diversity in the industry.

Don’t miss Beyond Limits VP of Product Marketing, Steve Garbrecht’s presentation on “Next-generation Lubricant Formulation,” where he will be offering his thoughts on reducing development time and cost with AI.

Join us virtually at UEIL 2021 – REGISTER HERE.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OVERCOMING FORMULATION CHALLENGES WITH AI HERE.

Originally Posted: 24 March 2021
Author: OLIVIA MCCLURE for BUILT IN LA
Los Angeles, CA

 

Built-In-LA recently featured Beyond Limits, and our very own Leigh Yeh in a recent feature, How 3 Local Tech Leaders Use Machine Learning to Drive Innovation. The article spotlights three team members from local leading artificial intelligence/technology companies with a focus on how they are leveraging machine learning to elevate solutions, supporting customers to streamline entire processes and optimize operations at every level of their organization.

 

“At the end of the day, it’s great to see our products being used by customers and know that we’ve made their processes faster, more reliable and more interpretable,” said Yeh. “It’s so rewarding to build products with the power to make a difference.”

 

 

 

 

READ THE REST OF BUILT-IN-LA’S SPOTLIGHT HERE.

 

 

 

14 October 2020
Author: STEPHEN OSTROWSKI
Originally Posted: 7 October 2020 for Built In LA

 

Built In LA recently featured Beyond Limits’ own Anupama Gunupudi in a recent insider spotlight talking about her strategy as the Senior Manager of Engineering Resource Planning. The article highlights Anupama’s focus on how important team building, talent recognition, and open cross-functional communication are to efficient project planning and effective resource allocation.

 

“I aim to drive project execution efficiently and productively for every software team that I have,” Gunupudi said. “That means understanding each team, developing their skills and talents to build them up, and ensuring that they’re successful in their role and career.”

 

Read the rest of Built In LA’s spotlight here.

 

 

29 September 2020
Los Angeles, CA

 

Does the evolution of creativity rely on support from Artificial Intelligence? Beyond Limits CEO, AJ Abdallat shares his take in a recent feature from Forbes in their piece, 15 Amazing Technologies that are Contributing to the Greater Good. AJ highlights the unique benefits of AI during this era of digital transformation and its potential for major impacts on future growth and technological evolution.
 
AI is going to create so many opportunities because it can magnify innate human talents and creativity. Look at what has happened over the last 20 years in terms of digital transformation in social networking alone: There are now thousands of social networking jobs that simply didn’t exist before. AI is going to allow humans to go after the really complex and challenging problems while achieving a higher level of creativity.”
 
 

Check out the other 14 featured technologies here.

 
 
18 September 2020
Los Angeles, CA
 
In response to a recent McKinsey & Company Article
“Reinventing upstream oil and gas operations after the COVID-19 crisis”
 
 
This year has thrust the energy industry into a complicated corner. While all industries, businesses, and companies are facing new struggles, the crisis created by this pandemic has hit oil and gas especially hard. This is the subject matter of a recent article published by McKinsey & Company in which they discuss the many supply challenges now being faced along with how “the COVID-19 pandemic has cut global demand sharply.” The article continues with a narrative centered on the future of upstream and what the industry will need to adjust in order to recover and move forward into a changing world, post Covid-19.
 
 
Beyond Limits’ key takeaways and central boiling points from the article:
 
+ There exists a critical need for advanced digitalization solutions in upstream.
+ The oil and gas industry must prioritize exploration while moving their assets from an Improve-centric approach to more of a Promote-focused strategy.
+ The key to successfully carrying out a transition is to reduce the break-even price per barrel for specific classes of assets.
 
For clarification purposes, this article describes the aforementioned assets as such:
 
+ Promote: “These are assets with low break-even prices and high potential to increase reserves. Operators will want to concentrate on developing the field, changing the asset footprint, and finding more low-cost reserves in the same basin.”
+ Improve: “This can describe two kinds of assets. The first has high break-even prices and good potential in terms of reserves. The other has low break-even prices but low potential in terms of reserves. For this group, the priorities are to improve operational efficiency and optimize production.”
 
 
Evolution in Upstream
 
The path forward for the evolution of upstream can be found in optimization and digitalization solutions that deliver greater visibility across an organization and its assets. The industry requires solutions that provide stakeholders with a more complete viewpoint from the big picture down to the smallest detail to best optimize entire operations.
 
Exhibit 4 within the McKinsey article seeks to provide a management roadmap in list form that describes what companies could do, “To reduce costs, enhance development opportunities, and reduce the carbon intensity of assets.” Two items listed in this exhibit focus on the need for data-driven production optimization to apply advanced analytics for improved maintenance purposes and more effective well and reservoir management.
 
 
 
 
A Solution in Revolutionary AI
 
Beyond Limits is already making progress in this area with a lot of experience in the oil and gas industry, offering a variety of solutions that support predictive maintenance efforts alongside asset, reservoir, and well management initiatives. Other significant proposals listed within Exhibit 4 include rationalizing/centralizing activities, simplifying workflows, and transitioning to a more agile environment.
 
All of these objectives resonate with Beyond Limits. Advanced Cognitive AI features a comprehensive and complete approach to artificial intelligence – providing a solution that has the ability to focus on a global view of large and complex operations. Cognitive AI provides optimized recommendations, driven by data and expert knowledge while still keeping humans in the loop to make decisions; explainable solutions that are managed by the oil and gas executives, managers, engineers, and operators they support.
 
Beyond Limits Cognitive AI appears an ideal match for helping upstream achieve the ambitions laid out by this McKinsey article and come out of the crisis more efficient than ever. This advanced form of artificial intelligence is already providing stakeholders with a holistic view over assets, from the big picture down to the smallest detail, ultimately elevating entire operations for the energy sector and several other high-value industries currently facing tough transitional periods.
 
 
 
17 SEPTEMBER 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA
Author: AJ Abdallat, Beyond Limits CEO 
Originally Posted on Health IT Outcomes
 
COVID-19 has ushered in a period of struggle and uncertainty for people, businesses, and industries everywhere – but it’s also forced them to seek and embrace innovative new tools and solutions that can help through the pandemic and beyond.
 
For healthcare, it’s resulted in the increased adoption and appreciation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
In many instances, lack of historical data and fragmented data sources along with rapidly changing and unexpected scenarios have made it difficult to establish reliable and timely prognoses for patients, determine the most appropriate treatment methods, maintain accurate visibility across operations, and manage the pandemic’s overall spread. Fortunately, some recent AI technologies have been designed to help providers overcome many of these problems.
 
Ai: Revolutionizing Healthcare’s Battle Against COVID-19
 
Trustworthy AI that implements human-like reasoning and applies proven medical data, established lab work, and expert human knowledge is helping to drive the most dynamic advancements within the healthcare tech industry.
As described in a 2017 Journal of Physics paper by AI researcher Jagreet Kaur and physics professor Dr. Kulwinder Singh Mann, “AI in healthcare is needed to bring real, actionable insights and individualized insights in real time for patients and doctors to support treatment decisions.” The paper goes on to emphasize “…the importance of applying AI-based predictive and prescriptive analytics techniques in the health sector. The system will be able to extract useful knowledge that helps in decision making and medical monitoring in real time through an intelligent process analysis and Big Data processing.”
 
The benefits of AI-powered predictive modeling tools have been increasingly evident throughout the pandemic. A few notable examples include Penn Medicine’s COVID-19 capacity planning tool, CHIME, Washington State’s predictive dashboard, another COVID-19 risk assessment tool, and our own Beyond Limits dynamic predictive model, which is based on the SIR model in predicting the progression of pandemics.
 
These forecasting models, created in partnership with renowned medical professionals working directly in the fight against COVID-19, analyze the impact of social mobility on infection and hospitalization rates to better inform hospitals and policymakers in their efforts to combat the pandemic. They can estimate resource allocation supply and demand, enabling medical facilities to better prepare for personal protective equipment (PPE) needs by analyzing the percentage of patients that may need ventilators and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the ICU and dialysis units.
 
These models also can factor in impacts from social distancing modifications to stay-at-home regulations through cell phone mobility data, and are designed to aid relevant leaders in calculating the effects of viruses on individuals, medical facilities, and regional recovery strategies while supporting planners in forming procedural tactics for counties, states, and nations.
 
Developing predictive models in the war against contagious diseases is challenging. The likelihood of determining outbreak occurrences, alongside unfolding infection case numbers and deaths, are multidimensional problems with high variability. The most valuable models are designed to operate with several data sources and categories simultaneously.
The data that goes into such models is heterogeneous and highly dimensional by nature, while vast volumes of relevant data are continuously being collected by various parties. Therefore, the ability to integrate a variety of sources of time-series and dynamic spatial data into models with learning capabilities – which get smarter over time – is critical for more accurate decision making.
 
To effectively utilize all this data and create dynamic models with learning capabilities that function in near real-time, most conventional data processing, classification, pattern recognition, modeling, and forecasting tasks must be automated and streamlined.
 
In addition to predictive forecasting models, other examples of AI helping in the battle against COVID-19 include chatbots and telehealth initiatives that use conversational AI, vaccine discovery tools, and medical insurance solutions that optimize claims management, fulfillment, and billing.
 
Keys To AI Acceptance, Adoption & Implementation
 
Two of the biggest challenges facing this era in healthcare are the acceptance of AI and the proper implementation of the technology.
 
A 2019 Future Healthcare Journal article by Thomas Davenport and Ravi Kalakota sets out to discuss “…both the potential that AI offers to automate aspects of care and some of the barriers to the rapid implementation of AI in healthcare.” The article concludes by stating, “It also seems increasingly clear that AI systems will not replace human clinicians on a large scale, but rather will augment their efforts to care for patients. Over time, human clinicians may move toward tasks and job designs that draw on uniquely human skills like empathy, persuasion, and big-picture integration. Perhaps the only healthcare providers who will lose their jobs over time may be those who refuse to work alongside artificial intelligence.”
 
AI must be implemented not in a way that discounts expert input, but rather to work in conjunction with medical experts to amplify their capabilities. This means leveraging explainable AI solutions that are both auditable and accountable, providing transparent recommendations that keep domain experts informed and in control. This is the key to trusted AI.
 
Hospitals and healthcare organizations can further support and successfully implement AI through close collaboration with the developers of the AI solution. AI engineers should be working in tandem with the healthcare leaders, professionals, and doctors who will be using the solutions. Regardless of how promising any one AI solution may seem, it won’t likely be adopted if the UI/UX is confusing or impractical for day-to-day purposes. At the same time, coordination between the developers and users helps to dispel mistrust among healthcare staff, ensuring personnel is properly trained to utilize their new tools to the fullest potential.
 
COVID-19 has forced rapid disruption and evolution in virtually every major industry around the globe. Healthcare in particular is bearing the brunt of this change, but the introduction of new AI models, analytics, and diagnostic solutions will be critical to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, as AI becomes more entrenched within our existing healthcare systems, we’ll be better prepared to combat future outbreaks.