Since establishing a foundation data science and cognitive intelligence team in 2015, we have made rapid progress.
Our journey started with our collaboration with IBM to introduce Watson deep learning artificial intelligence platforms throughout our business. Watson responds to queries from our people, rapidly sifting, sorting and surfacing decades of data and company knowledge.
In deploying a dozen Watson systems, we identified a need for a system that could work across, and outside them. Sometimes, it may not be clear which system holds the information we need, or related information lives in a number of systems. This led to Woodside developing our very own cognitive assistant, Willow.
Our data science team also works directly with asset engineering and operations to build a range of statistical and analytics tools, using live streaming data from our facilities. The Maximum Possible Production tool Pluto LNG uses to compare current and historical performance is now being trialled at North West Shelf Project facilities.
Developments in cognitive intelligence are creating new careers in oil and gas and presenting new opportunities for established trades.