Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). There are typically around 1.29 billion hits on Google, with an estimated 630,000 monthly searches globally, and these numbers grow constantly. It is a popular topic, and we’ve not even looked at AI content in closed platforms like LinkedIn.
Though search volume figures are a useful proxy, they don’t tell us everything that’s happening in a particular field. In fact, we know there’s far more to say about AI and machine learning across the energy and transport infrastructure sectors, and how this technology can help asset owners to take more informed decisions.
To find out more, we’ve spoken to two experts on our technical team, our Research Team Lead, Fisker Xu and Systems Engineering Lead, Keith Coventry. One thing that’s clear from the top few of those billion or so Google hits is the confusion over what AI is, or is not, and where machine learning fits in. So, this is the first question we put to them.