The world’s 7.5 billion people need a vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Earlier this year it seemed that one or two pharmaceutical firms might be able to obtain some sort of approval by the end of the year. But now many large drug companies are pledging to uphold scientific and ethical standards in the search for an effective vaccine. Many experts are now telling us that it may be mid-2021 before the majority of us will have access to a safe vaccine.
There is a big trust issue behind all of this. Most modern countries have well established processes to ensure safety of products before they are released... Read more >
The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) data platform will revolutionize industry’s ability to deliver new subsurface capabilities through the creation of an open, standards-based ecosystem that drives innovation and accelerates the deployment of emerging digital solutions for better decision making. Industry participation in The Open Group OSDU™ Forum and support...Read more >
Now this is not another blog about the Game of Thrones story. Nor is it a warning on a coming ice age or invasion of the Night King and his zombie army. It is actually an article on artificial intelligence. In a recent Economist Technology Quarterly story (June 13th, 2020), the limits of the progress of artificial intelligence is discussed. For those of you who know me or have followed my articles, you will know that I love to take the counter argument for any tech trends that gets overhyped, so this time to topic is AI.... Read more >