AI Revolution

Artificial Intelligence Revolution

The Artificial Intelligence revolution has been touted for years now. And there is no doubt it is happening, just much slower than we would have expected. So are there examples we can draw on to evaluate what is actually happening?

The next section was provided to me by Karthik Reddy of techjury.net who have compiled some interesting statistics.

AI’s Sudden Mainstream Boom

AI has come a long way. Thanks to the tech developments worldwide, we can now use this technology every day as it is integrated into most of our daily routines. What’s great is the fact that, while it has already come a long way, it seems that it’s future is even more promising.

Back in the days, the thought of AI becoming an integral part of lives felt way too far off, as if it was something reserved for the distant future. However, AI has improved a lot over the past decades, and it has since become a part of numerous industries including healthcare, automotive, retail, just to name a few.

One of the early concerns with AI was that it might not be capable of getting the same results that humans do while performing specific tasks, but thanks to machine learning, the technology is able to adapt to the most needs.

AI is growing not only in terms of application but also as an industry. Just a few years ago, the AI industry was worth $1.4 billion. Now, it is expected to boom into a $60 billion industry by 2025. As it gets more funding, developers will be capable of improving it further.

For businesses, this means it might be the right time to invest in this technology before the space gets crowded.

Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Artificial Intelligence Summary

So here is a quick summary of the statistics compiled by techjury.net for how AI will be used in 2020.

  • 30% of businesses will employ AI in a least 1 sales process
  • AI could prevent 86% of cyber attacks
  • 1 billion AI enabled video cameras will monitor cities
  • 4 billion devices with AI powered voice assistants

And it is estimated that up to 40% of jobs will be replaced by AI over the next 10 years in the developed world. Australia is no exception with CEDA making the same prediction in 40% of jobs replaced by technology. Some of these will be sensible automation and of course new jobs will also be created.

So it will be an interesting time. Thanks again to Karthik Reddy for bringing this to my attention.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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Victorian Boost You Business

Boost your Business program

The Victorian government has often had the best business and technology voucher programs in Australia and the Boost Your Business program is no exception to that rule. Up to 12th May 2019 you can apply for a voucher and it is $1 from you and $4 from the government up to a value of $50,000.

Business Victoria
Business Victoria

The categories of vouchers are:

  • Advanced Victorian Manufacturing Stream
  • Asia Gateway Stream
  • Defence, Aerospace and Security Stream
  • Entrepreneurs with Disability Stream
  • Food Innovation Stream
  • Early stage feasibility and testing vouchers
  • Social Enterprise Capability Stream
  • Victoria Israel Innovation Stream

Successful Endeavours are a registered supplier for the program so if you are looking to do some product development work under the Advanced Victorian Manufacturing Stream then we can support that.

There are eligibility criteria so check that out. You will find that it is easy to get advice from the program coordinators. Go to Boost Your Business to find out more, make applications and get assistance.

This is a very good deal so take advantage of it if you can.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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Casey INNovation Summit and TEDxCasey

Casey INNovation Summit

The Casey INNovation Summit is at Bunjil Place on April 28 2019. There are a lot of free events and Successful Endeavours will be exhibiting along with the Casey Tech School and many others.

Casey INNovation Summit and TEDxCasey participants
The Casey INNovation Summit and TEDxCasey participants

TEDxCasey

TEDxCasey is on at the same time and includes a free afternoon TEDxCasey Youth Talks session. But you have to book to get a ticket so make sure you do that.

TEDxCasey
Casey Cardinia Region
Casey Cardinia Region

The Casey Cardinia Region is one of the fastest growing in Australia with more than 20 families a day moving into the region. The Casey INNovation Summit is an example of the economic development and community building approach taken by the councils and a leading example of council to council collaboration.

TEDxCasey and Casey INNovation Summit participants

Hope to see you there.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years.


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SWER Line Monitoring

SWER Lines

In rural distribution of electricity, Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) is used to reduce the cost of wiring by running a single wire for the active and using the Ground (Earth) as the return path. Because these lines run for long distances through sparsely populated regions it isn’t as likely that a fault will be detected or that obvious preventative maintenance issues will be easily seen.

Which is one reason event like the Black Saturday fires can get out of control. No-one knows a fault has occurred until the fire is well established.

And example of a failing insulator leading to a pole top fire.

SWER Line Monitoring

This is why the Victorian Government is keen to find new ways to prevent bush fire events and a new technology developed in Melbourne is leading the way in making this happen. We can share some of this with you because we were engaged to do the primary development work for the product and it is now publicly available information.

IND Technology are a start-up out of RMIT University commercialising a PhD project. It uses very high speed sampling of electrostatic signals on the power lines (250Msps) and using mathematics and atomic clock synchronisation, courtesy of the GPS satellite network, can then determine the location of a fault. Recent detection of the sort of event that could have lead to a bush fire has shown the potential of the product.

EVFD Mid Span Conductor Snap Detected

EVFD Mid Span Conductor Snap Detected

Above shows a single strand of an overhead SWER power line has snapped mid span. Because of the elevated voltages, the sharp end points generate corona discharges and the cable slowly deteriorates until it severs and falls to the ground where it can start a fire.

This is detected by the IND Technology EVFD devices which, in this instance, were solar powered and pole mounted approximately 5km apart.

EVFD Wood pole installation

EVFD Wood pole installation

The detection of a fault like this is a world first and an example of the potential of the technology which can also detect failing insulators, partial discharge and even tree branches rubbing against overhead wires on windy days.

#9News

A world-first trial of technology that detects electrical faults before they cause bushfires has had a breakthrough south of Ballarat.#9News | http://9News.com.au

Posted by 9 News Western Victoria on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

High Technology IoT

And this is a great example of a product that is a very high technology IoT device using the Internet as the communications medium for delivering the data back to the central web services that do the correlations. And it is Designed in Australia, and Made in Australia.

The development of this version of the product was awarded the IoT Innovation Award 2018 for Australia at the recent IoT Impact event at UTS in Sydney.

IoT Innovation Award 2018

IoT Innovation Award 2018

News Resources

potentially disastrous fire prevented by new power line technology

EVFD Pictures

IND Technology SWER Unit

IND Technology SWER Unit

SWER line fraying

SWER line fraying

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In Australia. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2018 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

IoT Innovation Award 2018

IoT Impact Awards

This year saw the first IoTAA IoT Impact Conference and Expo. As part of that, there were 3 IoT Impact Awards presented for:

 

  • Enablement in IoT Award
  • Industry in IoT Award
  • Innovation in IoT Award

IoT Innovation Award 2018

And we are very pleased to announce we won the IoT Innovation award 2018.

 

IoT Innovation Award 2018

IoT Innovation Award 2018

This was a great celebration of IoT and we are also pleased for the other category winners. The awards was given for the IND Technology EVFD system that detects faults and problems in SWER electrical distribution systems to help prevent bush fires.

Some more pictures from the night.

 

IoT Innovation Award 2018 Announcement

IoT Innovation Award 2018 Announcement

IoT Innovation Award 2018 Trophy

IoT Innovation Award 2018 Trophy

IoT Innovation Award 2018 with IoTAA MWG Chair Danielle Kennedy

IoT Innovation Award 2018 with IoTAA MWG Chair Danielle Kennedy

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In AustraliaRay Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2018 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.